Marc Peters currently serves as the strategic communications associate at Living Cities. He is also a freelance blogger for Campus Progress covering the "preventing gun violence" beat. Previously he worked at Heifer International as part of an Internet Marketing Gamification Task Force. He has also served as a marketing consultant with ThunderHead Works and as an adjunct trainer for Wellstone Action!.
Marc is a co-founder of MasculinityU and is tremendously passionate about how social constructs of masculinity affects the way people interact with each other, themselves and society as a whole. He and MasculinityU co-founder Sacchi Patel work to create safe spaces for men to think more broadly about what it truly means to be a man.
Marc has also distinguished himself in politics. He co-founded Naturally Blue PAC to bring progressive values back in the South and currently serves as the PAC’s Communications Director. From 2007-2008, Marc worked as national student blog director for the Obama for America presidential campaign. He also worked Mark Critz’s successful special election congressional campaign.
Marc is a noted mental health advocate and has worked nationwide with Active Minds, Inc. to organize students to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues. He recently served as a regular blogger for Glenn Close’s mental health advocacy group: BringChange2Mind. He served on the board of National Alliance on Mental Illness: Arkansas from 2011 to 2012.
Marc holds a B.A. in Policy Studies and Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University and a Master's in Public Service from the University of Arkansas- Clinton School of Public Service. In 2004, he was inducted as a Horatio Alger National Scholar and in 2007 was recognized as one of the top 65 public servants in his graduating class by the Harry S. Truman Foundation. In March of 2012, Marc was initiated into the Pi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.