Celina’s passion for justice and underserved communities was ignited during her service as a college, career, and financial aid advisor with the College Advising Corps in Austin, Texas. Her commitment to education continued in Washington, D.C., working for a higher education institutional system. She completed her Masters in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies at Stanford University in 2017. It was at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school) that Celina learned to wield the design process and methodologies, growing her respect and optimism for the change design can create. She is excited to apply her human centered design skills with her projects at the Effective Philanthropy Lab.