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. She is a Senior Project Head for Culture and Arts at the Open Society Foundations, where she has organized the Arts Forum and helped to launch the Soros Arts Fellowship. In addition to her work at Open Society, Agosta 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. Agosta received her Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University. She is currently writing her first opera, a family drama based on the life and death of her mother.