Celeste Reppond previously served as an Intern for Jesus' Economy, from December 2013 to July 2014. This bio was last updated in April 2014.
Celeste is a senior at the University of Richmond studying leadership and Latin American studies. She is passionate about social justice, philosophy, tasty food, and the outdoors. Through her language studies, she has done everything from drinking Turkish coffee with Arab friends on the Jordanian-Syrian border to shopping at farmer’s markets for fresh produce in Santiago, Chile. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in classical Arabic.
Celeste loves travel, working with people from around the world, and seeing Jesus’ name made great wherever she goes. She has spent several months in Jordan, taken long trips to Israel, Tunisia, France and Spain, traveled to Argentina and Peru, and studied abroad in Chile. Celeste had also interned with an anti-human trafficking non-profit called the Gray Haven—working directly with survivors.
On campus at the University of Richmond, Celeste can often be found salsa dancing with the Ritmo Latino club, playing Women's Ultimate Frisbee, cooking up new Paleo recipes at home, or attempting to play harmonica with her roommate. After university, she isn't sure what lies ahead, but is excited for whatever doors God will open.