Linda Petersen joined WSCUC in 2016. Previously she held several research, teaching, and administrative positions at the University of California, Berkeley, including associate director for operations at the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center and associate director for research at PACE. She also served as program manager at the University of California Office of the President for a system-wide project devoted to increasing STEM faculty diversity. Petersen has experience in education law and worked for the California Department of Education’s legal office, as both a legal researcher and as a state Special Education Mediator. Her volunteer work has included serving as a court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. Petersen received her PhD in education from University of California, Berkeley.