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Meet Peyton Pangburn, Development Intern

Please join us in welcoming Peyton Pangburn, our Development Intern! 


Peyton is a recent University of Iowa graduate who majored in International Relations on the conflict and foreign policy track with a minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies. While she was still a student, Peyton was the Russian Program Ambassador for the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, played the alto saxophone in pep band, and the newsletter chair for the Phi Eta Sigma American freshman honor society. Most recently, Peyton received a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Moldova next year. Outside of school, Peyton enjoys horseback riding, hiking, rock-climbing, traveling, and cooking.  


Peyton was introduced to our organization when she took the Fulbright class at the University of Iowa, taught by our Executive Director Amy Alice Chastain. Amy originally introduced Peyton to the Programming and Development side; however, upon receiving her Fulbright Award, Peyton decided to apply for the Development Intern position.  


In the near future, Peyton wants to work for the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, and is excited to get a career start at Global Ties Iowa. “I also like the idea of meeting international people and using my language skills,” she says.  


As an employee here, Peyton brings a wealth of knowledge. Not only has she often traveled abroad, but Peyton also brings experience from her previous position at the Iowa State Extension Outreach 4-H, where she helped to organize and plan events and educational programming. “I hope to bring a strong level of enthusiasm and commitment to get a large amount of work done in a relatively short amount of time,” she says. One of her main goals is to help Global Ties Iowa expand into the local agriculture sector.  


We are excited to have Peyton on the team as our new Development Intern!  


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