As senior research analyst for WICHE's Policy Analysis and Research unit, Peace leads the production and analysis of WICHE’s quadrennial projections of high school graduates (Knocking at the College Door), WICHE’s annual data products such as Tuition & Fees in the West and Benchmarks of access and success, and data analysis and products for the Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange and state and institutional financing and financial aid research. Prior to joining WICHE, Peace provided evaluation and program improvement services as a senior researcher with the Aspen Institute and as an independent consultant in the areas of workforce development, job training and postsecondary education for under-prepared, nontraditional and adult students. Prior to that, Peace managed federal program evaluations at Westat and another private evaluation firm in Washington, DC. Peace is a licensed adult educator, and taught at an adult charter school and community college in the Washington, DC area. She earned her master’s degree from American University in Washington, DC and her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.