Theresa McGallicher Theresa is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. In her 20-year career with the U.S. Government (for both the Defense and State Departments), she has lived and worked in Syria, Germany, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba, Nepal, and Niger. She is the 2004 recipient of the Secretary of State's Award for Volunteerism Abroad. Theresa has worked as a volunteer with Peace Partnership International since 2005, developing and managing the Peace Registry, assisting with web-based networking, and contributing to research into how the Department of State and the proposed U.S. Department of Peace and Nonviolence would or could relate to one another. She holds a B.A. in Russian Studies from Old Dominion University and a M.A. in International Relations from Boston University."