Senior Manager of Special Initiatives

Karen Peterson

Karen has been with Seacology since it became a staffed organization in 1999 and has been working in the international environmental movement for more than 20 years. She has experience ranging from small village-based organizations to world-renowned foundations and has worked with all aspects of non-profit administration and management, including grant making and writing, media communications, and financial accountability. Karen’s primary responsibilities at Seacology include managing the Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project. She also oversees our projects in Africa and the Dominican Republic. She previously served as Seacology’s Program Manager, overseeing all of our field representatives and projects throughout the world.

Karen is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She has served on the board of directors of several civic and charitable organizations, as well as the Contra Costa County Planning Commission and Contra Costa Commission for Women. Karen currently resides in Loveland, Colorado. She is an avid volunteer at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center. In her spare time Karen is a competitive trail runner and coach, and enjoys hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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