Steven Pike spent over 20 years with the U.S. Department of State as a diplomat and foreign service officer. He served as director of policy for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; public affairs counselor at the U.S. Embassy in the United Arab Emirates; and spokesman and media director of the U.S Mission to Canada. He also had assignments in Senegal, Haiti and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining State, he was an account executive with Berlitz Translation Services.
He earned a B.A. in politics from Wesleyan University, an M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University and an M.A in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.