Celeste Guarneri is the Associate Director for Leadership Programs at ArtCenter College of Design. Her main function is to help students to connect with experiences that promote academic success, essential-skill development, and personal wellness. In addition to coordinating orientation, she hosts traditional campus programming, manages multiple social media platforms, and advises student government and clubs.
In December 2020, Celeste was awarded the inaugural Staff Excellence Award at ArtCenter and ArtCenter’s virtual orientation program was selected as one of Innovative Educator’s top orientation sites of 2020.
Before starting at ArtCenter in 2014, Celeste worked for 9 years in Student Affairs on the East Coast of the United States and received degrees in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts and Long Island University. In her free time, she prioritizes painting, enjoying live music, and playing mahjong!