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Celeste Yager-Kandle

Communications Associate


Celeste Yager-Kandle (she/her) joined Children’s Institute in April 2021. She has coordinated public relations and communications in both private and nonprofit settings, starting in 2012. Celeste has also provided direct services to elementary and middle school students, and has worked with children, youth, and families involved in the child welfare system. 

Celeste graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in journalism and communications, and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work with a focus on social work policy and organizational structure and practices.

As a lifelong Oregonian, Celeste enjoys the outdoors and especially loves the Oregon Coast. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family (including four dogs!). 


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