Kristy Peterson
Staff Profile

Kristy Peterson
Director, Alumni Relations & Network Strategy, External Relations and Development

Peterson joins the GSM at UC Davis with 15 years of experience in higher education and K-12 alumni relations, advancement, and student affairs. She served for nine years at UCLA as the Director of Student Outreach and Engagement, running a team of staff and volunteers in student leadership development and alumni relations programming. She then led the alumni relations department for The Buckley School, an independent K-12 in Sherman Oaks. Most recently, she provided universities and recent graduates with seminars and 1:1 career & transition coaching as the founder and lead consultant of Compass Consulting. 

Peterson earned her B.A. in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and her Masters in Education – Student Affairs from UCLA.