Julia Lopez

Board Member

Julia I. Lopez began serving as the president and CEO of College Futures Foundation (then known as College Access Foundation of California) in 2008. Before joining College Futures, Julia served as senior vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation, providing oversight, management and evaluation of the foundation’s strategic program grantmaking, which awarded an average of $150 million per year. In her earlier work for Rockefeller, she served as director of the foundation’s Working Communities program, addressing urban poverty and education in the United States. Julia has lent her talents to the California Legislature, the New Mexico Department of Criminal Justice, and the Department of Social Services for the City and County of San Francisco where, as general manager, she oversaw programs serving the city’s most disadvantaged residents.

Julia currently serves as a director of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a member of the Statewide Leadership Council of the Public Policy Institute of California and a member of the board of KQED, a Northern California public media outlet. She is a graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now Boston College) and holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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