Having been with the organization since 2014, Arianne Peterson became ALDEA’s Executive Director in July 2019. She oversees all U.S.-based operations including administration, fundraising, communications, and outreach. Arianne holds an M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota and a B.A. in anthropology from Arizona State University, where her interest in international development began with a semester spent studying in Thailand. She has also worked as an advocate for environmental, food justice, and anti-nuclear causes. Arianne lives with her family on a hobby farm in northern Wisconsin, where she enjoys outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, gardening, canoeing, and kayaking in her spare time.
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This year, one of the women chosen by her peers to help lead our programs as a promotor was elected mayor of the community of Palima, Tecpán. She is the first woman we've seen elected mayor in one of the areas where we work. The community recognized the leadership skills and knowledge she developed through our empowerment program, and they chose her as the person best qualified to lead them forward. We're proud to be part of her story and to be able to support the people we work with as they fulfill their dreams in many different ways.
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Kilometers for Kids! Cheer on Paco as he runs to raise $10,000 to reduce chronic childhood malnutrition and strengthen communities in rural Guatemala. Your generous gift will help Paco raise enough to support 7 Mayan families as they improve their health and well-being! Donate TODAY by clicking the "Donate" button. ... See MoreSee Less