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Makenzie Peterson

Makenzie Peterson

Hampshire College

Makenzie Peterson holds an MSc in Health Promotion & Education from the University of Utah with a masters project focusing on assessing the leadership style and effectiveness of humanitarian, nonprofit, health programs in rural area Ghana. Her expertise focuses on the health and wellness field including being a sexual health specialist for an MIT/Harvard sponsored start-up in the Harvard Innovation Lab focusing on educating college students on health topics. Makenzie is a certified rape crisis counselor and was a community advocate and prevention specialist with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Currently, Makenzie works at Hampshire College as the Coordinator for Wellness Programs and works with students around such topics including emotional and physical health, stress reduction, suicide prevention, sexual health, resilience, alcohol and substance use, and a variety of other topics.



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