Celeste Whitman '16

Graduate and Post-Bacc Admission Counselor

Phone: 404.471.5460
Email: cwhitman@agnesscott.edu

Counselor To: Graduate Students

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina

Education: Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.) in Environmental Economics and Policy from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology/Sociology from Agnes Scott College '16

I've been a Scottie since: 2012 when I started as a student, and then again in 2018 as a counselor


Celeste is the admission counselor for both incoming graduate students and post-baccalaureate pre-medical students. During her sophomore year at our very own Agnes Scott College, Celeste became a student ambassador with the Office of Undergraduate Admission, leading campus tours and hosting prospective undergraduate students during overnight visits. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology/Sociology from Agnes Scott in 2016, she went on to receive her Master of Environmental Management in Environmental Economics and Policy from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in 2018.

With a focus on community environmental management and outreach, Celeste took the opportunity in 2018 to return to her undergraduate alma mater as the first graduate admission counselor for the new and growing graduate programs. As the first point of contact for master’s degree-seeking and post-bacc pre-med students, Celeste enjoys sharing the community experience with prospective students and connecting our programs with their career goals. She is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, and since moving to Atlanta, has enjoyed exploring the city’s various tasty restaurants and massive music scene. As an avid supporter of nonprofits and an early career professional, Celeste serves on the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Atlanta Board of Directors as the Next-Gen Co-Chair for 2020-2021.

Celeste's advice for prospective graduate students?

"Make sure to find a program that is going to fight for you and try their best to train you for your future goals. It is so important to be in a program that wants to see you succeed, knows who you are, and can connect you with people and opportunities that will help you advance your career."

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