Laura Poppiti (she/her) is the Program Director at the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), where she manages the organization's grant programs for California artists and arts workers, in addition to overseeing special initiatives. Prior to CCI, she worked for more than a decade at small and mid-size arts and arts education nonprofit organizations—including New Conservatory Theatre Center, The Imagine Bus Project, SF Camerawork, and the Museum of Performance & Design—in various fundraising and programmatic roles. Laura currently serves on the Support for Individual Artists Committee for Grantmakers in the Arts and the Advisory Circle for Look What She Did!, an LA-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, LA County Department of Arts & Culture, and San José Office of Cultural Affairs, among others. Laura received her B.A. in History from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and her M.A. in Exhibition & Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute.