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Profile photoWilliam Somes was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia and moved to Maine at the age of 2. There, he studied violin and served as the co-concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra. After graduating high school, Somes took a gap year to study and teach music before enrolling at the University of Maine in Orono. He received his bachelor’s in political science and economics, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors. Somes’ thesis examined the effects of the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program on the Maine economy. Somes has also published a novelette and numerous op-eds on climate and environment-related issues. He currently studies Environmental Resource Policy at the Trachtenberg School.