Manager of Grant Writing and Research

Lena Ketabgian, an accomplished grant writer and grant researcher specializing in the non-profit education sector, manages IHADLA’s grant portfolio. Before joining IHADLA, she worked as a grant writer for the Skid Row Housing Trust, where she helped secure an additional 14 percent in grant revenue. Many of these grants were first-time grants from foundations from which the organization had no prior funding history. She is applying this same skill set to IHADLA’s grant writing efforts. Lena also worked as an urban planner for the City of Glendora, in addition to providing marketing and sustainability consulting services.

Lena graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology. She attended UCLA for her graduate degree–Master of Urban Planning.