Celeste is an educator, activist, and engagement practitioner centering justice in the work of health equity and systems change. She is passionate about advancing health outcomes for BIPOC communities using critical race scholarship, organizational change, and community organizing. Celeste has developed advocacy strategies for access to health care campaigns, convenings, and innovations that champion health equity for nonprofit, government, and philanthropic organizations. Her advocacy work focuses on fostering collaborative relationships through community and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to joining Frontline, Celeste served as Accountable Health Community Director for the Baltimore City Health Department. She was also a fellow at the Center for Health Law and Policy of Harvard Law School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Celeste has a law degree from Boston University School of Law, a master’s of public health in health management and policy from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s of science from Bennett College.