Alice Petty 89F currently works as an undergraduate advising director in the office of the vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University. In her position, Petty creates and develops academic programs that help students connect with faculty, engage in original research, incorporate service into their undergraduate journey, reflect upon and self-assess their own learning, and make academic decisions that align with their values and priorities.
After graduating from Hampshire College with a concentration in visual anthropology, Petty went on to earn a Ph.D. in near eastern studies from the Johns Hopkins University. Her first career was in archaeology, and she spent ten seasons as a field supervisor at the Umm el-Marra archaeological expedition in Aleppo governorate, Syria.
Petty currently lives in San Francisco with her husband.