Global Director, Creative Development, Google
Cecelia is our Chief Video Evangelist and Google's Global Director of Creative Development. She pioneered strategies for Fortune 500 brands to experiment with effective, creative video on YouTube. She co-authored Agile Creativity and designed the supporting hands-on workshops, bringing Silicon Valley innovation culture to Madison Avenue. She has helped build global partnerships among the world’s largest brands and agencies to drive cutting-edge video work. She shares the magic of what Google makes, so that advertisers can effectively make magic on behalf of brands.
Cecelia’s work encompasses purpose-driven ad strategies for today’s “woke” consumer & brands. She is an avid political activist for human rights and girls empowerment, helped launch “Made with Code” and has consulted with numerous non-profits and school districts on diversifying stem education. She most recently received a United Nations Foundation Leadership Award for her work in advancing the story of Sustainable Development Goals. She has served as a Google diversity champion, chairperson for Women@SFO, and as a founding board member of UC Berkeley’s OWN IT.
A former singer/actress, she loves improv, high kicks and all kinds of music. She lives in the Oakland Hills with her husband and two (hilarious, musical, brilliant, beautiful, perfect) girls and an Irish Setter named Guapo. She likes making homemade pizza with the family, singing along to the Big Night soundtrack, spinning floury dough all through the house.