Dr. Peters received a Ph.D. in molecular biology in 2002 from the University of Toledo Health Science Center (formally known as the Medical College of Ohio). Immediately after graduation, she joined Gene Express Inc., a molecular diagnostic company. At Gene Express, Dr. Peters held several positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Science and Innovative Technologies that afforded her the experience of executing teaming agreements, winning state and Federal grants and contracts, managing post-award activities of government contracts as well as leading projects that involved collaboration between academic, commercial, and government organizations. In 2009, she co-founded the Astilbe Group, a certified women-owned, minority-owned, consulting firm that enables small businesses to navigate through the Federal contracting procurement process. She has written, won, and successfully managed the post-award activities of Federal contracts from the Departments of Health and Human Services, Defense, Transportation, and Energy for several organizations.
In 2018, Dr. Peters entered the family business as the Managing Member of TriNet360, LLC, a small business that develops, administers, and delivers educational programs to business professionals with the goal of building powerful networks that grow their clientele, increase bottom line revenues and enhance workforce engagements. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, TriNet360 provides Connext Nation and Reluctant Networker training, speaking, and consultation services to CPAs, Realtors, healthcare professionals, government employees, military personnel, business development professionals, and business owners. The networking values, systems, and structures of TriNet360 have and will continue to provide a message of diversity, inclusiveness, and interconnection. It is all about relating to the individual. TriNet360 programs are based on experiential learning, which is essential for participants to learn how to overcome their fear, discomfort, and aversion of networking with others so that they “Make Connections with Success.”
Dr. Peters also has an appointment with the University of Michigan managing the TRAILS program in the Department of Psychiatry. She currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, Greg, and their two daughters, Kaylie (12) and Abby (9).