Peter joined the Office of International Programs in 2011 after five years at the U.S. Department of Education, four of which were in the Department’s International and Foreign Language Education Service. After graduating from the University of Montana in 1999, he served in Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps Volunteer and received his master’s degree in secondary education in a Peace Corps Fellows program while teaching on the Navajo Nation. As the University’s International Development Officer, Peter works to strengthen linkages with overseas institutions; identify funding opportunities to support international education; increase the number of international students studying at the University; develop and monitor the international component of the University’s strategic plan; and create systems to enhance international-focused linkages between individuals and groups on campus. He is also the coordinator of the university’s new Pre Masters Bridge Program (PMBP) which is scheduled to start summer 2013. In his free time Peter likes trail running, traveling, hiking, and subjecting family and friends to his mediocre cooking.