Cristy Johnston Limon is Executive Director at Destiny Arts Center, a community-based arts and youth development nonprofit organization based in Oakland. Cristy most recently fundraised for and completed the renovation and revitalization of an idle industrial warehouse into a vibrant, 8,00 square foot arts and cultural home for Destiny Arts Center in North Oakland, activating the local arts community, creating dozens of jobs, and increasing access to the arts, particularly in under resourced communities. Cristy has spent the last 13 years in senior nonprofit management, building on her experience in public policy, economic and community development, fundraising, management, strategic planning, nonprofit startups, turnarounds and operations. Cristy is in the Executive MBA program at Berkeley-Haas, has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in Political Science, and has worked in state government and nonprofit organizations leading organizational and social change.

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