Trista Kendall works with donors and international partners to raise funds and rally support for the Film Society’s work. Previously, she led marketing efforts for Frameline's film distribution program and oversaw publications for the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. During her time at M+R Strategic Services, Trista helped clients like Susan G. Komen For the Cure Advocacy Alliance and The Wilderness Society to increase online fundraising and advocacy engagement. Before moving to the Bay Area, she worked with Pre-K Now, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, to advocate for high-quality pre-kindergarten available to all. She holds a BA in German Studies and Ethics from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.