William Lowthert is a higher education intern at The Century Foundation. He is working on projects to reduce college food insecurity and increase low-income students’ access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). He is passionate about helping close the higher education equity gap and increasing the affordability of a college degree. Will has previous experience working for regional and local nonprofits, where he helped increase food, social, and economic services to marginalized community members. In addition, he has worked on numerous projects related to community development, food insecurity, college enrollment, and housing policy. His philosophy on policy work and research is that it should be developed and empowered by lived experiences. In his free time, Will can be found fishing, hiking, or playing soccer. He is a junior at Allegheny College, majoring in political science and minoring in economics and community justice studies. On campus, Will is the director of Community Relations for Student Government, where he is working to foster a healthy and beneficial town and college relationship. After graduating, he hopes to obtain a master’s degree in public policy and pursue a career that allows him to continue advocating and developing solutions to social and economic insecurities.