Will's research has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, NPR's Science Friday and Planet Money, USA Today, and other international outlets. He has served as an invited lecturer in the endowed National Academy of Sciences Distinctive Voices lecture series and represented the outdoor recreation research community as an invited witness providing testimony in a 2022 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.