Billy is a New School alum, class of 2002. He went to college in Vermont, where he studied broadly in the liberal arts tradition, ultimately earning his degree in physics and music composition. His breadth of study and interest reflects his long-held belief that in all things authentically pursued there is a common spirit unfettered by expectation and unassailable by convention. He returned to The New School in 2006 driven to help kids find this spirit of assured purpose within themselves, to help them wrest control of their education in a process of proactive individuation, and to awaken in them the same full-throated roar of confidence and passion that the school had roused in him as a student. He is still an ardent composer and lives happily with his wife Katie and their pets Marley and Milo.