Your name: Aleta Carpenter
Your bio: Although born in Southern California, Aleta considers herself a Northern Californian, living in Shasta County from age 5 to 21, and returning to her roots after a 40-year absence. As many locals do, Aleta headed down the valley to Sacramento, where she spent most of those years engaged in political activity, both as a lobbyist and as a Capitol staff person working for the legislator who represented Shasta County.
In her 40s, Aleta decided to complete a long-delayed undergraduate degree and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication (intercultural and instructional), with a journalism minor, a master’s degree in communication, and certifications in public relations, mediation and conflict resolution. Additional professional pursuits include stints as a consultant in the areas of public and governmental relations, a public speaking teacher at Sacramento State University, and a writer and editor of a professional publication. Continue reading “Member Moment: Aleta Carpenter”