Celia first joined IIE in 2008 to support the Susan G. Komen Global Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness. During her three years working with this global network she focused on communications, monitoring and evaluation, and new curricula and training. Celia’s commitment to global health and women’s economic participation took her to Rwanda in 2011 where she joined Population Services International (PSI). At PSI, she coordinated research and M&E efforts for a health education and financial literacy project for girls ages 10-12 in four regions of Rwanda. While living in East Africa, Celia also explored entrepreneurship as she managed her own food business focused on fresh, healthy, and local prepared meals.
In 2012, Celia returned to IIE as Program Officer for the Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program. She brings with her a passion for collaborating with women-led businesses in Africa as they launch, grow, and scale their innovative ideas and impact the future of their communities. Celia holds a B.A. in Sociology with a focus on Human Development from Colby College.