IDCE Students Profiles

Celeste Arista (CDP '2013)
IDCE Fellow

Celeste Arista (USA) graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Biology. After graduation, she taught high school biology in Dallas and then moved to Northern California to work with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries developing educational outreach material for the salmon recovery program. She recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda where she taught primary school teachers methodology and techniques for enhancing student skills. She also worked as a trainer and coordinator for youth development programs. Her interests include youth and family development, conflict negotiation, policy and programming in education, and strengthening communities' involvement and ability to organize.