Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, William attended Stuyvesant High School, went to college at Columbia University, and pursued a Ph.D. in English at Yale University. His love of teaching began as a Columbia undergrad, when he worked with 5th and 6th graders in the Prep for Prep after-school program.
After graduate school, William returned to Brooklyn to teach literature and writing at Long Island University Brooklyn. He eventually became LIU Brooklyn’s first Writing Across the Curriculum Director and Director of the student Center for Learning and Academic Success.
Over the years, William’s joy in helping students become self-aware and find purpose has never abated; he is happy to be working with Macaulay Honors students and guiding them to achieve their aspirations and to collaborating with his fellow advisors at Macaulay.
When not advising, William feels lucky to be in a city where on any day of the week he can hear anything from Slavic brass bands to Indian ragas to Bach concerti.