Celeste Yazzie is from Gallup, NM and currently works for the National Indian Youth Leadership Project (NIYLP) as an experiential educator. She has been an elementary school teacher at Uplift Charter School in Gallup, as well as a PE and 5th grade teacher at Atsa Biyaazh Elementary School. She was also a middle school/high school personal wellness teacher in Albuquerque. She earned both her bachelors’ degree in History and her masters’ degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico. Celeste has also been involved in the Shiprock community as an elementary basketball and track coach, and as an advisor for the Northern Dine' Youth Committee. She has also been engaged in Native youth leadership development and service projects across the Southwest, as well as working with tribes in the Pacific Northwest.