Celeste Montaño

Class of 2016

Celeste Montaño learned to speak English at age six by reading every picture book she found at the public library. She continued to nurture an enthusiasm for reading and writing in the years that followed, eventually double majoring in English and Spanish at UCLA and graduating in 2015 with cum laude honors. Having grown up in the San Diego-Tijuana region, Montaño has developed a passion for learning about border identities and politics. Going forward, she hopes to continue exploring how latinx identities vary across the U.S. and enter the field of translation.