Meet The Arabella Team

Chelsea Lord

Associate Director

Chelsea Lord is an associate director on the Managed Organizations team. She provides operational, financial, and programmatic support to Arabella’s managed nonprofits, including the New Venture Fund, Windward Fund, and Hopewell Fund. Chelsea manages a diverse portfolio of innovative social sector projects and liaises with philanthropic partners to develop, structure, and maximize the impact of their initiatives.

Prior to joining Arabella, Chelsea worked at the US Department of State. She most recently served as a budget analyst in the Office of US Foreign Assistance Resources, where she coordinated the provision of more than $400 million annually for security and development programs in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In this role, Chelsea advised senior-level officials on the resolution of complex policy, strategy, and programmatic issues; monitored and proactively identified emerging resource requirements; and ensured the strategic allocation of limited resources in a manner that balanced global, regional, and functional priorities. Previously, Chelsea worked in the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, where she supported the administration and oversight of international grant programs.

Chelsea holds a BA in political science and public relations from Wayne State University, and an MPP from Georgetown University.

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