The Alumni Board is pleased to bring former faculty member, Carl Olaf Petersen to Fresno Adventist Academy to speak for the 2017 Alumni Weekend.
Carl Olaf Petersen was born third of six children in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He grew up in the Virgin Islands and joined the militarywhen he was 19 years old. After leaving the military, he was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington State.
After becoming an Adventist, Carl enrolled in Pacific Union College. While at PUC, he took a year off to be a student missionary on the island of Truk where he taught 7th and 8th grade. It was while he was there, he decided to become a teacher. After graduating from Pacific Union College with a B.S. in Chemistry and Teaching Credentials for secondary education, Carl’s first teaching assignment was in Santa Cruz, California, at Virgil Hauselt Memorial Junior Academy. After four years, he then moved to Fresno, California, and taught at Fresno Adventist Academy for 10 years.
In 1999, Carl enrolled at University of Arizona where he completed the Pharm.D. program and graduated in 2003. He now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his family: wife Karen and two teenagers. Carl is a senior in high school, and Claire is a sophomore in high school. For the past 14 years he has worked as a staff pharmacist at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.