Kristie Peterson

Kristie Peterson has dedicated much of her adult life to serving communities in which she has lived, through both her volunteer work and employment. She is a passionate advocate for education, focusing her attention on a wide variety of public health topics. She also advocates for social justice by facilitating conversations in formal and informal settings.

Since 2019, Kristie has been a passionate facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) leading discussions with police officers on managing implicit bias and addressing the challenges faced by K-12 students, teachers, administrative personnel, and community members around bias, bullying and hate in classrooms, schools, and in their community. Her goal is to foster deeper understanding and acceptance of others’ differences in order to stem the rise of hate and hate motivated crimes. In 2021, she graduated from the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute Development Program.

Kristie has a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, with a minor in Sociology from San Diego State University.