Sarah D. Peterson is a Program Officer at The Coexistence Initiative (TCI)?a small non-profit dedicated to creating a world safe for difference. Ms. Peterson manages a series of community based initiatives in South Africa and New York designed to foster community awareness of and a commitment to the active embrace of differences across lines of ethnic, religious, and cultural identity. Prior to TCI, she worked as a Program Associate at Search for Common Ground, promoting cooperative approaches to problem solving in Macedonia and Ukraine. In addition, Ms. Peterson has also worked for the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Croatia, and the World Bank in Latin America, helping local communities build a framework for peace and reconciliation as well as lay the groundwork for regional stabilization, economic development, and democratic reform. Ms. Peterson holds a Masters of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University in Economic and Political Development and International Security Policy and a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College.