William Maness

by | VetsWork

My name is William, but everyone calls me Billy. I grew up in St. Louis, MO, and joined the United States Navy as a Corpsman in 2010 and separated in 2018. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton for six years and spent another two in Sigonella, Italy. I deployed twice, the first one to Afghanistan and the second on the 31MEU. I have a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Natural Resource Conservation. I completed most of my degree while still active and finished the rest with Southern New Hampshire University. I enjoy spending my time hiking, camping, snowboarding, ice climbing, and trail running. On occasion, I will go rock climbing or bouldering. I also like to volunteer at my local park.

I became a VetsWork Intern because it is an unbelievable opportunity to build upon my knowledge of the natural resources and work with the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies. I am most excited about working and learning from individuals who share the same love of the environment as me. I hope to learn as much as I can as an intern, which will help me discover available career paths.