William Sheahan is a first-year MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. While in school, he worked as part of a research team developing geospatial-referenced indices of social vulnerability to increase the effectiveness of foreign aid programs. After graduation, he worked in Kathmandu, Nepal as a summer fellow building capacity of local organizations in GIS and data analysis. Since returning to the United States, he has worked as a senior research analyst at the Lewin Group, performing analysis of domestic health care policy for clients including the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.