Alex Arzt (She/Her/Hers) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and administrator based in Oakland. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has since taught arts courses at San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. She has shared her work at residencies such as Headlands Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Real Time and Space. She came into the development field via her experience with grants and fundraising as an independent artist. She is passionate about utilizing these skills to help individual artists and arts organizations sustain their work and thrive by cultivating community support, crafting successful grant applications, and developing lasting relationships with funders.