Get to know Bryce
Bryce J. Celotto (he/him) is a Black, queer, transmasculine policy advocate, educator, facilitator, and writer. Bryce has almost a decade of experience working at the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender in education, social change movements, and politics. Bryce has expertise in education equity, progressive policy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, Civil Rights history, and LGBTQ advocacy. He also has experience working on political campaigns and crafting messaging for political causes. He has worked at nationally recognized LGBTQ organizations such as the National LGBTQ Task Force and the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) where he advanced inclusive non-discrimination and anti-bullying policy at the local, state and federal level. He developed strong leadership skills while serving as a board member at the National Center For Transgender Equality, TransLaw, and the Massachusetts Commission for LGBTQ Youth.
In addition to his extensive background in LGBTQ advocacy, Bryce is a dedicated educator and youth accomplice who has spent almost ten years working with marginalized young people in the community and in the classroom. Bryce has developed and managed training on civic engagement, voting rights, immigration rights, and public health for high school-aged students across the country. Additionally, Bryce has taught middle school and high school students in urban public school districts with a focus on delivering high-quality, culturally relevant, project-based instruction in social studies and ethnic studies. Bryce brings proven youth development skills to the table, mentoring students, and guiding them through the college application process through his roles as a mentor for the Point Foundation and an alumni interviewer for Brown University. Outside the classroom, his facilitation experience includes leading professional development training for educators and direct service community workers. He has trained thousands of people nationwide on inclusive classroom practices, LGBTQ rights, policy guidance, and lobbying.
Bryce is an accomplished writer publishing both scholarly work and social commentary for many outlets including The Huffington Post, Point Foundation blog, URGE For Reproductive Justice blog, and others. His undergraduate senior thesis, which focused on federal education law and school desegregation in Washington, D.C. received the top departmental History prize in the Spring of 2016 at his university. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History, Magna Cum Laude, from the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts at Boston along with his Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University. He is a Point Foundation Scholar Alum, a Commonwealth Honors Scholar, and a member of several national collegiate academic honors societies.
Bryce is also a veteran of the U.S. military, serving four years in the Army National Guard in North Carolina and the District of Columbia. He is an outspoken advocate who has been featured in many major press outlets such as CNN, for his work advocating for open, inclusive transgender military service.
Bryce is currently seeking full-time opportunities in Programs, DEI, Policy, Strategy Consulting, Facilitation/Teaching, and Communications. He is interested in working in an environment where he can harness his ability to enact tangible systemic change while being surrounded by like-minded, justice-focused colleagues. He values organizations that are committed to breaking systemic barriers, put people first, are mission-driven, and collaborative.
Bryce is also interested in taking on short-term project work and consulting contracts given the unique, ever-shifting landscape of the professional space. He is always looking to collaborate with allies and accomplices who share his vision of building a more equitable society.
He has cultivated a varied, dynamic skillset in training, facilitation, public speaking, and project management. He can work with you to bring your next project from conception to reality, facilitate your next virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion forum and strategize with you to create inclusive work environments so you can support your entire staff. He has helped plan major conferences such as Creating Change, organized lobby days for progressive political issues, and created content for social justice issues and advocacy. Additionally, he has worked with major organizations and educational institutions to help them create inclusive and action-oriented Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plans. Learn more about how Bryce can help your organization, company, foundation or educational institution achieve its goals.
Bryce's has led professional development sessions, facilitated conversations, and spoke at:
The U.S. Department of Education
The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.
Point Foundation National Leadership Conference
The National Education Association
National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference
The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
GLSEN Safe Schools Advocacy Summit
GLSEN Massachusetts Conference
Clients & Collaborations
"Bryce embodies a powerful set of skills that I encourage leaders to learn from. He can support thoughtful organizational change and draw out what your goals and needs are, while centering justice and joy. He offers concrete and actionable feedback and is a pleasure to work with!"
-Kyle Cornforth, Makerd Ed Executive Director
Training + Facilitation
Bryce brings dynamic facilitation skills to the table, with extensive experience leading trainings and workshops for all audiences - from youth activists to corporate leaders.
Bryce uses his compelling writing, and content creation skills, to bring the stories of marginalized communities to light. Bryce uses his background in History to blend together historical context, current politics and strong analysis to craft cohesive stories.