Steve Anderson grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and received a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 2005. He joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in 2006. He has served in Islamabad, Pakistan; Dublin, Ireland; and Manila, Philippines. He is currently living in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Emily. He loves to travel and enjoys trying the weirdest foods he can find (which grosses out Emily).