OIE Welcomes New Team Members

April 23, 2024

Celete and Wince pictures

In the past few months, OIE has welcomed two new members to our fast-growing team, Celete Kato as Program Manager and Wince Glory as our Web Developer.

Celete brings over 8 years of experience in program management and strategic event planning, with a focus on building dynamic communities and driving educational initiatives, to the student entrepreneurship team. Before joining OIE, Celete spent several years in the EdTech space, bridging educational gaps in under-resourced communities and developing community strategies for tech apprentices. Celete received her BS in Decision Science and International Relations & Politics at Carnegie Mellon University, then attended Newcastle University in England for her MA.

“I am thrilled to collaborate with OIE in guiding talented students along their unique paths toward making an impact in the world,” Celete said.

As the Program Manager, Celete looks forward to using her expertise in managing programs and events, combined with her passion for educational innovation, to significantly impact student engagement and entrepreneurship at GW.

Wince, who joined the team in January, recently graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Information Science. During his time so far, Wince has designed, developed and managed the OIE and New Venture Competition websites while building out the office’s databases.

With an interest in UX/UI design, Wince hopes to provide the best user experience possible for both the internal team and external users by improving the intractability, usability, and accessibility of OIE’s multiple platforms.

Wince joined us from a partnership with BuildWithin, a company that provides people with non-traditional STEM educational backgrounds an opportunity to get placed in tech jobs while receiving training and mentorship to develop these skills.

“Since joining the OIE team, I’ve learned a lot about the kind of work the office does. Everyone has been so kind and supportive of the work I’ve been doing, which really makes me feel more part of the team.” Wince shared.