Lauren Agosta is an arts administrator and performer, dedicated to supporting the arts to create social change and creating dynamic spaces for collaboration and global exchange. Currently, Lauren is a project head for the Arts Exchange, the Open Society Foundations’ global arts for social justice initiative. Since joining OSF in 2014, Lauren has organized the Arts Forum: Art, Public Space, and Closing Societies and helped to launch the Soros Arts Fellowship. In addition to her work at OSF, Lauren is an accomplished opera singer. Praised for her commanding stage presence and artistry, she has performed in Opera Academy of California’s Summer Festival, in the Maazels’ Castleton Festival, and with San Francisco’s leading contemporary chamber opera company, Opera Parallèle. Lauren received her Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University in Vocal Performance and English.