Slater Matzke serves as a thought partner to current FUSE fellows, while also helping encourage and promote alumni in their ongoing endeavors. Previously, he was a FUSE executive fellow with Vallejo, where he focused on marketing and communications initiatives. Slater was also the founder and operating partner for a specialized independent consulting firm for 10 years before serving as a business development specialist in Honduras, Peru, and El Salvador with the Peace Corps. He holds a B.A. in political science from New York University and an MPA as a Coverdell fellow at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.