Meet LEF’s New Program Officer

Image Description: Headshot of Matthew LaPaglia in front of some fall foliage

We are excited to welcome Matthew LaPaglia as our new Program Officer! 

Matthew comes to LEF having recently completed his graduate studies at Emerson College, where he served as a teaching assistant and worked closely with numerous faculty members on their projects and his own. Originally from Central New York, Matthew studied history and film at Colgate University and attended the Flaherty Film Seminar. Matthew is a scholar and filmmaker whose work centers on conceptual nuances of queer art-making and where memory coalesces with larger historical narratives. Matthew brings experience working in film production, marketing, and higher education to the role of Program Officer, where he’ll be working closely with Gen Carmel, our Program Director. He lives in Somerville, and is active in the local arts community through his involvement with the Boston LGBTQIA+ Artist Alliance (BLAA) and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in Massachusetts.

If you’re a LEF grantee with news to share about your film, you can email Matthew!

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