Michael Scott Peters is the 2018-19 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations, a role appointed annually by the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations Association of the USA to increase youth engagement in global affairs. Michael was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He recently graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Utah State University.
While serving as student body president this past year, Michael advanced student health, advocated equality, increased idea sharing, promoted events, and enriched the cultural experience on campus. Michael also served as the president of the Utah Student Association. In this capacity, he collaborated with student body presidents across the state to successfully increase funding for mental health services and sexual assault prevention. Michael worked to stimulate positive changes in higher education, promote civic responsibility, and advocate for the students of Utah through statewide initiatives.
As a Spanish-speaking volunteer, Michael has lived in Argentina and the Dominican Republic. In conjunction with Operation Underground Railroad, he mentors victims of human trafficking to economic stability through financial consulting and self-reliance training. In his free time, Michael enjoys snow skiing, marathon running, and playing the accordion.