Founder of Farm Workers Democracy Education Center
1992 Global Fellow
Kurt Petersen graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1987, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1992. Upon graduation from law school, Kurt joined the United Farm Workers of Washington State in Sunnyside, Washington as an Organizer. Since 1995, Kurt has been with UNITE HERE, and is a national UNITE HERE Organizing Director and a Vice President of UNITE HERE Local 11.