Portrait of Celeste Havener
BS Graduate
Environmental Engineering

Celeste is currently an environmental engineer with Burleson Consulting, Inc. in Folsom, California. Her undergraduate research efforts included exploring community resiliency after the 2004 Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, India, knowledge sharing among large engineering firms, and the impact of wildfires on water quality. As an undergrad, Celeste was an avid member of Engineers Without Borders Nepal, aiding spring source protection projects. After graduating from CU Boulder, Celeste joined SPOUTS of Water, a social enterprise in Uganda that manufactures and distributes ceramic water filters, as the Systems and Operations Manager based out of Kampala. She also volunteers for Clara Vista, a sustainable community development NGO in Costa Rica, created by a fellow CU alum, Tammy Stone. Celeste's research interest includes community resiliency, knowledge-sharing, sustainable development, water quality, and social entrepreneurship. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, backpacking, climbing, and traveling.


  • BS in Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2015 

Magna Cum Laude


  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) 

Colorado Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors


  • Grohne Engineering Scholarship, 2011