As Grant Writer, Jennifer Arceneaux proactively researches traditional and innovative funding opportunities to support and grow Advancement Project’s $14 million budget. Her expertise in grant writing benefits from the five years prior she spent reviewing proposals as Program Officer in Education & Youth Development at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, where she managed a portfolio of grants totaling $2 million dollars to organizations working to improve high school graduation rates in Los Angeles County. Motivated by her joint passions for education work as well as performing and visual arts, she has worked in grant writing, grassroots fundraising, program development, executive support, and membership for diverse nonprofit educational justice and arts organizations and museums. Jennifer is a native of Los Angeles and attended local public and private schools. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in Literature and Media Studies and minor in Spanish.