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Will Rice
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A series of coincidences have fueled Will Rice’s academic path.

As an undergraduate student, Rice found himself working at a variety of National Parks, feeding his passion for public lands and the outdoors. One of those experiences included serving as an intern park ranger through AmeriCorps in 2013, providing interpretation on endangered shorebirds at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts.

Years later, in 2017, as a doctoral student studying recreation, park, and tourism management at Penn State, Rice found himself once again at Cape Cod National Seashore, this time as co-instructor of the Adventure Literature: Exploring Cape Cod course.