Celeste grew up in a small town in southeastern Minnesota. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 where she majored in Chemical Engineering and was a member of the NROTC unit. Upon graduation she commissioned in the Navy as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer, and went on to be stationed in Pearl Harbor, Charleston, San Diego, and Bremerton. She separated from the Navy in 2019 and moved to Naples, IT where her husband was stationed. Since separation, Celeste has completed a Master of Engineering Management degree and the Project Management Professional certification. She recently left Italy for Boston, MA and began a position as a Site System Engineer with a hydrogen production start-up.