Teresa Peterson, Utuhu Cistinna Win is citizen of the Upper Sioux Community and works as a Program Manager in the Foundation at NDN Collective. Previously, she worked in education, and provided planning, and evaluation services across institutions, tribal communities, and nonprofits. Additionally, Teresa has also served as an elected Tribal Vice Chairwoman for her community. She holds a doctorate in Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth, an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota Morris, where she received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Teresa is a Bush Leadership Fellow and Native Nation Rebuilder. She serves on the boards of Dakota Wicohan and Americans for Indian Opportunity in addition to the Southwest Initiative Foundation. Teresa is a writer and published author, with a passion for digging in her garden that overlooks the Mni Sota River valley, and feeding friends and family.
Position: Board Member