William West is a Prevention Coordinator with the Texas Council on Family Violence. He provides training and technical assistance on a variety of topics; coordinates with young people across Texas; liaises with TCFV’s LGBTQ Stakeholders Group to promote inclusion; and cohosts a podcast aimed at exploring the root causes and consequences of violence and broadening our idea of prevention. William graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with majors in biology and psychology. Afterwards he joined AmeriCorps’ North Florida Health Corps where he served at Hubbard House—Jacksonville’s local domestic violence program. Post-AmeriCorps, he was hired as a Family Advocate at Hubbard House, and in this role he also served on the Northeast Florida Task Force Against Domestic Violence’s and Sexual Assault Interagency Council’s Prevention Subcommittees. William earned his Master of Public Health degree at Emory University in Atlanta, following the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and achieving a Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention. Throughout graduate school, he worked as a Research Assistant for the Women’s Interagency HIV Study and several of its sub-studies. While at Emory, he also served on the Queer/Trans Collaborative, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Community and Diversity Committee. He recently became a Certified Health Education Specialist. In his free time, William fancies himself an amateur baker, loves wine and cheese parties (even virtual ones) with friends, and is always looking for another good show to binge watch.
Prevention Coordinator, Texas Council on Family Violence