Celia is an Associate Director of Multidisciplinary Research at The Expert Institute. Prior to joining The Expert Institute, Celia worked with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office on criminal justice research and data analysis for drug diversion cases. She has also worked with the American Civil Liberties Union on a policy analysis project studying officer-involved shootings in Fresno, California. While working with the ACLU, Celia also worked with the Drug Policy Alliance to lobby and campaign on behalf of the RISE Act to reduce sentencing enhancements for minor drug convictions in California.

Celia received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University and her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California.