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Kristina Peterson

Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board

Dr. Kristina Peterson

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.