Celes Eckerman

Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies


Celes Eckerman is Managing Partner of Galvanize Partners, an impact strategy and leadership firm in Seattle, Washington.  She is also a Senior Advisor to Atlantic Strategies Group, a government relations and strategy firm based in Washington, DC. A veteran of national security policy making in the United States Congress, Celes served on the professional staff of the House Foreign Affairs and Appropriations Committees, and as a senior advisor to Senators John F. Kerry and Barbara A. Mikulski. Her private sector experience includes government relations and strategic consulting for Fortune 500 companies, global foundations, high-profile philanthropists and innovative corporate social entrepreneurs, enabling them to deepen and broaden the impact of programs at the local, national and international level. Celes graduated from Claremont McKenna College and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.


  • Harvard University, Master of Public Policy,