Celina Friedman is a Los Angeles native with a passion for philanthropy.
Prior to her current role as a registered behavioral therapist, Celina attended Milken Community School for middle and high school before graduating from Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration.
Celina spent several years in the hospitality sphere managing large-scale food and beverage operations. She was one of 35 individuals chosen from over 1,000 applicants to join the Management Associate Program for MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas. Eventually returning to her roots in Los Angeles, Celina opened several hospitality projects, most notably, the West Hollywood EDITION. Celina’s meticulous implementation of Forbes Five Star service standards has landed her final hospitality resume item, Ardor, a spot on CNN Travel’s “20 of the world’s best new restaurants for 2020”.
Celina claims she has, “swapped bottle service for community service”. She now works as a behavioral therapist specializing in children diagnosed autism and other developmental disorders. As someone who is a sibling to a brother diagnosed with severe autism, Celina brings her personal experiences and results-oriented nature to each and every patient and their families. She is on track to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.