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Megan Friel 17

Megan Friel joined WolfBrown's San Fransisco office in 2017 to support clients in research and evaluation projects and oversee WolfBrown's communication channels. Megan brings a combination of experience in project management, evaluation, public programs, philanthropy, education, and marketing to WolfBrown's team. Her past projects at WolfBrown include supporting an evaluation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' community programs and conducting extensive research on how arts organizations can use theories of change to guide their efforts to increase arts participation.

Prior to joining WolfBrown, she worked in major gifts for the University of California, Berkeley's Departments of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences, supporting the University as they developed their arts initiative. She has also worked with the Stern Grove Festival Association, the De Young Museum, the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, and The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Columbia University, where she focused her studies on research and evaluation. While pursuing her graduate degree, she worked on a research project studying cultural omnivorism and the artistic legitimation process. Her master's thesis assessed the use of evaluation findings in grant programs designed to increase arts participation among diverse communities.