Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Maggie Peters

Maggie Peters

Career and Academic Advisor

Advising Focus

MA in International Policy Studies: Human Security & Development and Trade, Investment & Development

Education and Background

MBA & MA International Environmental Policy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

BA in Political Science and Global Studies, Siena College


Maggie has considerable experience in local and international project management and leadership development. Prior to coming to Monterey, she spent two years volunteering in Chicago, IL, developing a youth leadership program. During her undergraduate career at Siena College in Albany, NY, Maggie served as a Resident Assistant and Peer Mentor for her fellow students while maintaining a high level of involvement in various campus organizations. She is an alumna of the Institute, and during her three years as a student she took many opportunities to explore the diverse offerings of programs, activities and individuals. Maggie traveled to El Salvador with Team Monterey II and III, serving as a student participant and project leader. She was also one of the student co-founders of Our Green Thumb, the Institute’s community garden. Maggie served as the President of MIIS Net Impact while she was a student and is currently the staff advisor of the group. 

Advising Philosophy

In designing one’s career path, I believe that strong connections are what truly matter. My philosophy is to connect with each student to truly understand their career goals and their life’s passions. It is my hope to foster connections among students and to challenge my advisees to unite with established and emerging professional leaders so that they may build a powerful and productive network of colleagues to serve as a source of knowledge and opportunity. Life is what you make of it and how you go about creating your career path is entirely up to you. Here in CACS, I will work hard to serve as a sounding board for ideas, a source of information, and a gateway to successful networks and career opportunities.