University: University of Puget Sound
William J. Rathje, Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a senior at the University of Puget Sound where he double majors in Computer Science and English Literature. His talents extend across theater performance, poetry, musical performance and composition, the sciences and applied science. He is a Goldwater Scholar and junior member of Phi Beta Kappa who has done research in proteomics, biochemistry, and computer science. Billy also co-founded a literary magazine for new plays and has developed four iPhone apps. He also composed a full-length musical that was performed by a professional cast in Portland as well as three ten-minute musicals. He is a contributing writer to USA Today College and has a peer-reviewed publication in computer science.