As Poly is over 100 years old, it is not surprising that we have had numerous graduates that have made a name for themselves in the music and entertainment field. Below are a growing list of alums who have ventured into the music industry, with many of them working with Poly to uplift the same community that they came from. We are incredibly proud of these individuals as some have made a significant impact on our current music program.
After graduating from Poly, Celeste started working as a temp and was placed at EMI (then a major record label) as a receptionist. After being offered the opportunity to work with Latin artists, Celeste's career took off despite her initial fear of not knowing enough Spanish. She then worked her way through as an A&R agent (artist and repertoire) to then working at SESAC, a performance rights organization, where she oversees the Latin music division as the Vice President of SESAC Latina.
Every year since 2018, Celeste has been named as one of Billboard's Latin Power Players where she is recognized as one of the most influential music executives in Latin music. Celeste has also been elected as a Governor to the Recording Academy's Los Angeles Chapter.
As of 2023, Celeste has begun working with Poly's music technology and industry studies program to bring internship and career opportunities to our current students and recent graduates.