Cielestia Calbay oversees the Foundation's communications program. In this capacity, she leads strategies, tactics, and narratives that elevate and advance the Foundation's mission to improve postsecondary educational outcomes for marginalized communities across stakeholders and audiences. Cielestia brings experience spearheading internal and external communications and advocacy strategies for a broad range of entities in the private and public sectors, where she defined and executed memorable, global campaigns that drive change and challenge the status quo. She is committed to amplifying messages centered on equity and inclusion; and passionate about connecting people and communities.
Cielestia holds a B.S. in communication with an emphasis in journalism from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.