Senior Associate, Tetra Tech
Jen Peterson is an integrated livestock, crop production, agroforestry and farming systems agronomist and adult education and training specialist with 30 years of experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of food security programs and market systems in sixteen countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the United States. Ms. Peterson has designed interdisciplinary development programs, extension strategies, communication tools, and training modules for the U.S. Government, multinational organizations (UN organizations and CGIAR centers), host country ministries, and local and international nongovernmental organizations. She is proficient in gender analysis, vulnerability and livelihood assessment, participatory wealth ranking, household economy analysis, political economy analysis, disaster risk reduction and food-security monitoring and evaluation techniques, as well as integrated agriculture and nutrition programing, climate smart agriculture best practices, and conducting value chain assessments. She has experience identifying and developing inclusive, gender and youth specific approaches and activities, and developing case studies, success stories and best practices from the field. She speaks fluent English, Kikongo and French, and has working knowledge of several African languages (Chewa, Zarma, Malagasy and a little bit of Pular/Fulfulde). She enjoys working as part of a multicultural team, building local capacity and empowering others to lead. She currently lives and works in the great state of Vermont, where she enjoys boating on Lake Champlain, hiking in the woods, and eating berries.