Galina Joyce Peters


Development and Communications Manager

Bringing more than 7 years of project management, fundraising, event production, and professional writing experience, Galina is excited to help support the young leaders of tomorrow at Heart of Los Angeles. She began her work in development for social justice with three years at the Downtown Women's Center, a center for homeless women in Los Angeles' Skid Row. In 2014, she lived at Tashirat Orphanage in the mountains of Tepoztlán, Mexico, lending a helping hand in their daily work and fundraising efforts. Most recently, she served as Development Manager at Friends of the Los Angeles River, where she ran multiple successful fundraising campaigns and worked on the team that organizes America's largest urban river cleanup, The Great LA River CleanUp / La Gran Limpieza. Galina was born in Sacramento, CA and attended UC Santa Barbara, where she studied Literature. In 2012, she attended the artist-run conceptual arts residency, the Mountain School of Arts (MSA^). She is a certified Yoga instructor, an amateur calligrapher, and a lover of poetry, live music, and exploring LA's urban landscape on foot.