When Celeste came to Matter in 2013, she brought with her a dynamic blend of skills and experience from her years as an educator and Teach For America Corps Member. She has utilized her passion for organization and creativity to facilitate a variety of projects throughout her time at Matter. Currently, she is responsible for Matter’s recruiting and hiring, and plays a key role in Matter’s internal and external communications, as well as talent management systems.
A Virginia native, Celeste earned a distinguished BA degree in French from the University of Virginia. During her four years as a St. Louis middle school math teacher, she earned her Master’s in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She serves as a City Director and presenter prep volunteer for House of Genius St. Louis, and also volunteers as a boxing instructor at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.
In her free time, you’ll find her at the gym with her husband practicing Muay Thai kickboxing, or playing and singing at her baby grand which, like Celeste, made the journey from East Coast to Midwest.