Since joining 617MediaGroup in 2018, Celeste has driven key campaigns and projects for building trade union partners, political causes, and advocacy groups.
Celeste previously provided strategic communications and campaign operations support to progressive municipal, state, and congressional candidates in and around her hometown of Chicago. She first cut her political chops working in the press offices of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the United States Public Research Interest Group before a stint in the White House Press Office under President Barack Obama.
Hailing from a union family, Celeste led organizing efforts among resident advisors as an undergraduate. The group forced the National Labor Relations Board to set a legal precedent to allow undergraduate student workers at private universities to unionize nationwide.
She graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Communication.