Celeste was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a degree in Social Theory & Practice and a minor in French Language & Literature. She also studied Japanese language and culture and spent her final semester studying abroad and farming in Japan. Her senior thesis focused on oral storytelling and feminist approaches to love. Celeste currently works as a nanny and intern at WDET Detroit public radio. She is a member of the Detroit chapter of the Japanese American Citizen’s League. She is interested in the relationship between media, art, and social transformation. In her spare time she enjoys playing music and learning new instruments. She hopes to continue learning about love and social justice in her future academic endeavors.
Updated May 2018