Julia Lopez retired as president and CEO of the College Futures Foundation in 2017. Prior to that, she was a senior vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she provided oversight, management, and evaluation of the foundation’s strategic program grantmaking, which awarded an average of $150 million per year. In her earlier work for Rockefeller, she served as director of the foundation’s Working Communities program, addressing urban poverty and education in the United States. Previously, she held positions in the California State Legislature, the New Mexico Department of Criminal Justice, and the San Francisco Department of Social Services, where she oversaw programs serving the city’s most disadvantaged residents. She serves on the board of directors of KQED and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Her past service includes the REDF board of directors and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. She holds a master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.