Trieste Ciotola


Trieste Ciotola is the director of institutional giving in Vera's development department, implementing institutional fundraising strategies to raise support for Vera's mission and programs. In her role, Trieste works in collaboration with Vera’s leadership and program teams to sustain and diversify funding.

Before joining Vera in 2023, Trieste worked at UNICEF USA, where she built and strengthened foundation partnerships to advance gender equity in global health and development. Throughout her career, she has held resource development positions at various United States–based nonprofit organizations, advocating for education, youth development, and women's economic empowerment.

In addition to her work at Vera, Trieste is a board member of the Feminist Press, a nonprofit dedicated to publishing books that ignite movements and social transformation.

Trieste holds a BA in history and anthropology from New York University.