Celeste LeCompte is the director of business development for ProPublica. As a media entrepreneur and journalist, she has developed new products, content strategies, and business models for media organizations, nonprofits, and corporate clients. Previously, she served on the launch team for Gigaom Research, as the founding editor and the director of product. She co-founded Climate Confidential, a year-long crowdfunded reporting project that examined the intersection of environment and technology in collaboration with national and local media partners. As a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, LeCompte studied motivations for news consumption, with an eye toward developing new, reader-centric media business models. As a journalist, her work focuses on innovation and environmental subjects, often in combination. She holds a bachelors degree in social studies from Harvard College.