Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board
Anthropologist, Coastal Researcher
Pastor of Bayou Blue Presbyterian Church in Gray, Louisiania
Kristina Peterson is an applied anthropologist who studies scientist/community interaction including how to support and prepare both scientists and community members for their work together and how that work transforms both parties. She is a co-founder of the Lowlander Center, a nonprofit organization that helps create solutions through education, research, and advocacy, beginning at the community level, for Lowland people and places in the bayous of Louisiana. Peterson was a founding board member of the National Hazards Mitigation Association, a national coordinator with Church World Service Disaster Services. She is a fellow in the Society of Applied Anthropology and received the William Gibson Environmental Award in 2010.