Joelle Luongo is a program associate on the Managed Organizations team. She provides operational, financial, administrative, and compliance services to projects hosted at the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). Her portfolio consists of projects focused on conservation, civic engagement, and social action.
Prior to joining Arabella, she supported the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in stewarding the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards initiative, the nation’s highest honor for after-school youth development programs. As program assistant, she managed the intake, review, and selection process of 350 applications; implemented outreach efforts to increase the applicant pool and its diversity; and served as lead project coordinator of White House ceremonies and orientation meetings.
Joelle’s professional experience also includes her work as an office administrator at Callahan Consulting for the Arts and as an assistant of the Office of Finance at the University of Puget Sound. She has interned with nonprofit arts organizations such as the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Seattle Art Museum, and METHOD Gallery, and studied abroad in Senegal, where she independently investigated the iconography of Mouride art.
Joelle holds a BA in art history and French from the University of Puget Sound.