Celeste Drake was the trade and globalization policy specialist at the AFL-CIO until 2019. She advocated for reforms to U.S. trade policy to create shared gains from trade on behalf of working families. She has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, various House subcommittees and the U.S. International Trade Commission, and made presentations before the European Union’s Economic and Social Committee.

Prior to joining the AFL-CIO, she served as legislative director for Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), legislative counsel for Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), clerk for the Honorable David R. Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and teacher of economics and world history at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, California. Drake, who sits on the Board of Jubilee Network USA, has a Juris Doctor, a Master of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.