Kristy Peterson

Kristy Peterson

Position Title
Associate Director of Development

  • Development and External Relations
2029 Academic Surge

As the Associate Director for Development, Kristy builds relationships with alumni, donors and companies to inspire support of UC Davis Engineering through cultivation for annual and major gifts and volunteerism. She serves as the liaison for the Biomedical Engineering Department and Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department, and is working to secure donations of equipment for the new Engineering Student Design Center. Prior to joining UC Davis Engineering, Kristy worked as Director of Alumni Relations for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, UCLA Alumni Relations, and ran her own career coaching practice for recent college graduates. She likes to read, write for her weekly blog: #52InterestingThings and play with her 5 year old daughter and two orange tabby cats. Kristy grew up in Fair Oaks, CA, then attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and UCLA.

Education and Degree(s)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
  • Master of Education, Higher Education, UCLA