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. Utilizing her passion for organization and creativity to facilitate Matter communications both internal and external, Celeste is responsible for developing and administering a variety of projects. Most recently, she took on a key role in Matter’s recruiting, hiring, and talent development.
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 now continues her community involvement as the House of Genius St. Louis Organizer. 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.