Shayna Keller is an associate director on Arabella’s Consulting team. She works closely with funders to design strategies and implement solutions that advance their philanthropic and impact investing goals. Her portfolio spans a wide range of issues, including health, conservation, economic opportunity, and sustainable energy access. Shayna also helped launch Arabella’s flexible financing platform, expanding investment opportunities for institutional, corporate, and individual funders.
Prior to joining Arabella, Shayna worked as a senior advisor with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. There she managed a diverse array of internal and external strategic initiatives, including business planning for Lincoln Center’s global strategy group, large-scale bond refinancing, a grant-making program to support nonprofit cultural organizations, and convenings on the arts and climate change.
From 2011 to 2014, Shayna served as executive director of the Dance Resource Center, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to building infrastructure, capacity, and visibility for the dance field in Southern California. There she conducted economic research on the sector, managed the organization’s fiscal sponsorship practice, and developed strategies for regional growth.
Shayna holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA from Wesleyan University. While earning her MBA, she worked with the National Park Service’s Business Management Group and lived in the Grand Canyon, where she developed financial, organizational, and operations strategies for the agency’s primary workforce training center. At Yale, Shayna was active as finance chair of the Yale Philanthropy Conference, co-chair of Nonprofit Board Fellows, and board member of Elmseed Enterprise Fund, a New Haven-based small business advisory organization. As a choreographer and dancer, Shayna has produced, performed, and toured domestically and abroad.