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Celia is an executive editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, where she works with creators on all things illustrated, from picture books and early illustrated chapter books and middle grade to graphic novels for all ages. Authors and illustrators she’s partnered with include Alex Willan, Aisha Saeed, Whitney Gardner, Tami Charles, Ashley Woodfolk, Kyle Lukoff, and Beth Ferry. She previously worked at Scholastic, where, in addition to editing, she helped start their employee diversity committee as well as coordinated their partnership with We Need Diverse Books ™. Celia served for two years as a member of the Children’s Book Council (CBC) Diversity Committee and is a mentor for POC in Publishing. She studied English Literature and Art History at Virginia Tech and earned a MS in Publishing from NYU.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2024