Steven Vigil started his career with Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos (SCBU) a California based non-profit organization whose mission is the promotion of peace and development in communities affected by youth violence, drugs and poverty. From there he joined the United Nations (UN) and has worked in several capacities at the UN Secretariat in New York and in post-conflict peacekeeping missions, including East Timor, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan and Afghanistan. Following his time with the UN he has worked on peacebuilding projects in South Sudan, Guatemala and El Salvador as well as throughout the United States. He is currently a board member for the United Nations Association of the USA San Diego Chapter. Mr. Vigil holds a BA from the University of California Santa Cruz and an MA in International Affairs from the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.