Dr. Aaron Celious is a published author, vocal advocate for social justice, and a highly sought after research expert.
When he was 9 years old, Aaron survived an attempted triple homicide at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend. In the aftermath, he wound up homeless and lived in a shelter for battered women. This early childhood experience impressed upon him the responsibility men have to support the safety of women and children, and the lifesaving role of law enforcement. His deep commitment to justice and equity is represented in his consulting, writing, and public speaking.
Aaron not only earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in three and a half years, but he is also the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health Grant, and the Hopwood writing award.
He is a regular presenter at the American Public Health Association national conference, a widely cited author; and, for the past 15 years, Aaron has been the Managing Partner at Maroon Society, a Los Angeles based behavioral research firm.
In “Faith House” Aaron shares his story of struggling to find faith, overcoming adversity, and surviving a triple homicide at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend when he was just 9 years old. In the aftermath, Aaron found himself living in a shelter for battered women, determined to create awareness and dialogue around issues related to living with domestic violence.
My Mission & Philosophy
“When we’re ready for change, we must employ uncompromising honesty in assessing ourselves. If we can’t do it alone, ask someone else for guidance.”