Patrick has more than a decade of international education experience and now manages the team of program staff who deliver more than 30+ programs which take place in the US and across Asia. He’s helped launch more than a dozen new programs, including several which have focused on sports and conflict resolution, social entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability. Patrick received his BA and MA degrees in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service and has lived in or visited over forty countries. Before joining VIA in 2010, Patrick taught in rural China and spent time working at the Department of State, International Crisis Group, and the Peace Corps National Headquarters. When not traveling in Asia or running programs, Patrick enjoys hiking, gardening, camping and surfing with his family in Northern California.