Chellese Hall is a 2014 graduate of Belhaven University with a degree in Mass Communications. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she grew up with a love for education, sports, music and has had the privilege to gain a variety of experiences surrounding her fields of study.
Her internships range from the public relations department of Mississippi Public Broadcasting, the Secretary of State and Portico Magazine in Jackson all the way to The Impact Movement headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
In 2017, Hall made a transition from the world of museums and informal learning to college access and postsecondary education at the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) as the Communications Manager. Her role is centered around the Get2College program which has centers in Southaven, Ocean Springs, and headquartered in Jackson.
In her short tenure for the foundation, WHEF has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognition, including the Mississippi Association for Partners in Education, National College Access Network, and The Kresge Foundation for their work to increase FAFSA completion within Jackson Public Schools.
Outside of the office, Chellese is a co-host for "Let's Talk Jackson" which was voted "Best of Jackson" by the Jackson Free Press for 2017 and 2018 in the Best Local Podcast category. She is also the co-host for Red Flag Podcast which tells the history and momentum to change the Confederate Flag which flies for the state of Mississippi.
Chellese is a passionate and engaging leader in her community. If you can't find her writing at a desk or recording in a studio, you'll find her running on the on trails around sunset, sipping hot tea at brunch or performing original songs at an open mic night.