Celeste Hamilton Dennis
Celeste Hamilton Dennis is the Editor at ….. OF NOTE magazine. Prior to joining the team, she was an editor and storyteller at Idealist.org, a global nonprofit that connects people with opportunities for action. While at Idealist, Celeste covered stories of people and communities around the world creating change — from a radio station that broadcasts out of a psychiatric hospital in Argentina to a food truck that hires formerly incarcerated youth in NYC to a network of unlikely social innovators in India.
Her articles and essays have appeared in GOOD, The Huffington Post, Shareable, Good News Network, various literary journals, and more. Celeste was also the event organizer and Executive Producer for Cash Mob for Avi, a short documentary about a struggling stationery store owner.
Celeste grew up in Levittown, New York with a single mother who loved the scoop and encouraged her to ask as many questions as possible. After studying English at Boston College, she spent two years as a reading teacher in Guyana with the Peace Corps.
Now, as a writer living in Portland, Oregon, when Celeste is not being a mom to two girls, she’s nerding out on documentaries, relishing in bad jokes, and trying desperately to write a collection of short stories linked by her hometown.