Will's research has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR's Science Friday, USA Today, and other international outlets. In 2022, he represented the outdoor recreation research community as an invited witness providing testimony in a congressional hearing on visitor use management in U.S. national parks.
Will previously served as a Directorate Fellow with the Alaska region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and as a trail crew member and ranger with the National Park Service in Wind Cave, Yellowstone, Cape Cod, the Missouri River, and Grand Canyon. In 2015, he became Clemson University's first recipient of the Udall Scholarship.