Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

The below profile is for an individual who spoke at a Netroots Nation event. Their views are their own and may not represent the view of the Netroots Nation organization or its staff, volunteers or board members. Note: Speakers cannot be contacted through Netroots Nation. Please contact the individual directly through their website, email or social media.

Celeste Drake


Celeste Drake is the Trade & Globalization Policy Specialist for the AFL-CIO, where she works to reform U.S. trade policy so that working families globally can enjoy shared prosperity and inclusive growth. She has testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, and the International Trade Commission and given trade presentations to the European Union’s Economic and Social Committee, the WTO Public Forum, the Federation of Tax Administrators, and the Government of Taiwan, among others. Celeste has held local leadership positions for the Communications Workers of America and the National Education Association. Prior to joining the AFL-CIO, she served as Legislative Director for Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Legislative Counsel for Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and Clerk for the Honorable David R. Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Celeste, who served on the Advisory Committee for the U.S. Export-Import Bank from 2013-2016 and currently serves on the board of Jubilee USA, has a JD, an MPP, and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Go Bruins!

Netroots Nation participation