Ralph A. Celestin (Institutional Giving Manager, he/him/his) joined the New Rep team in 2020, bringing along with him his love for the creative arts and his focus on community outreach that helps build social change. In addition to his position at New Rep, Ralph is an award winning filmmaker with works that have been screened throughout the entire globe in highly competitive and noteworthy film festivals such as the PanAfrican Cannes festival and the Roxbury International Film Festival where Ralph received the Kay Bourne Emerging Filmmaker Award. He has made it a life mission to constantly strive to express himself through multiple different platforms of which he holds value towards. Many of his works date back to a very young age, first receiving national recognition after two poems published in the Young Poets Anthropology, 2006, a publication dedicated to nurturing the beauty, self expression and fun of poetry in young writers. Ralph enjoys staying physically active, enjoying the latest Hip Hop album to drop and attending the theatre with friends.