| Director, Disability Support Services |
Celeste is Cypress College’s Director of Disability Support Services (DSS). Prior to being the director, she worked in DSPS for Los Angeles Southwest College, College of the Redwoods, and UCLA. She is a certified Learning Disabilities Specialist and has spent time in the K-12 Special Education program in Arizona. She is passionate about working with students with disabilities and advocates for equitable educational opportunities for all students. Celeste earned her AA in Liberal Studies from Long Beach City College, BA in Human Development from California State University Long Beach, M.Ed. in Special Education from Northern Arizona University, and completed her teaching specialist coursework at Humboldt State University.
When Celeste is away from the DSS office, she enjoys spending time outside and appreciates and values her connection to nature. She loves exploring the outdoors and spends time hiking, and learning about animals and insects, specifically honeybees. She belongs to a women’s rowing team with the Long Beach Rowing Association and spends a lot of time on the water in the Long Beach and LA area bays. Additionally, she enjoys going to the movies, reading, and relaxing, and she loves to drive on the open highways – road trips with her daughter, Ariel, and dog, Mona, are a must each summer!