Arianne Peterson, M.A. – Interim Executive Director
Arianne has been with ALDEA since 2014, and before serving as Interim Executive Director she focused on connecting donors with the programs they support in her role as Donor Development and Communications Director. She holds a B.A. in anthropology from Arizona State University and an M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota, where her research focused on ethnographic writing as an educational tool. Her interest in international development began with an undergraduate semester abroad in Thailand, and she has also worked as an advocate for environmental, food justice, and anti-nuclear causes.