Carol Celic is the Operations Manager for Santa Barbara Hillel. Born and raised in New Jersey, Carol moved to California as a teen. She earned her Associate’s degree in Communication Studies at Santa Barbara City College, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at California State University, Monterey Bay in Humanities and Communication. Carol relocated to Northern California, where she pursued her graduate studies in history at California State University, Chico. While earning her degrees, Carol dedicated her career to working and volunteering with nonprofit organizations and education institutions.
When Carol is not at Santa Barbara Hillel, she enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking in the Santa Barbara region, camping, and taking road trips throughout California with her canine sidekick, Penny Pickles. On the weekends, Carol also dedicates her free time to a driving force in her life -- volunteering. Carol has been volunteering over the past decade with the Channel Islands Naturalist Corps, as an interpretive naturalist for Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary, which inspired her appreciation for the region’s diverse environment, and natural and cultural history.
Carol is grateful for the opportunity to bring her nonprofit and operations experience and enthusiasm to Santa Barbara Hillel’s dedicated team and supporting its mission.