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Laura Poppiti (she/her) is the Program Director at Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), where she manages all grantmaking programs for California-based artists and arts workers, in addition to overseeing the Bay Area office’s workshops, events, and operations. Prior to CCI, she worked at small to mid-size nonprofit arts and arts education organizations for more than a decade in various fundraising capacities—including capital campaigns, annual fund development, grantwriting, membership programs, and special events. In San Francisco, she has held roles at New Conservatory Theatre Center, The Imagine Bus Project, SF Camerawork, and the Museum of Performance & Design. Laura currently serves on Grantmakers in the Arts' Support for Individual Artists Committee and on the Advisory Circle for Look What She Did!, an L.A.-based nonprofit with the mission of bringing stories of astonishing women, past and present, to the forefront of our culture. She has participated as a grant panelist for the California Arts Council, Creative Sonoma, and San José Office of Cultural Affairs, to name a few. Laura received her B.A. in History from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and M.A. in Exhibition & Museum Studies from San Francisco Art Institute.