from the Deep South to D.C.
Chellese is a 2014 graduate of Belhaven University with a degree in Mass Communications. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she grew up in the South with a love for her family, education, sports, music and an ever growing desire to not leave things the way she found them.
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 was focused on the Get2College program which has locations in Southaven, Ocean Springs, and headquartered in Jackson, MS.
In her short tenure for the foundation, WHEF was 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.
Fall of 2018 brought Chellese to the nation’s capitol to begin her Master’s in Public Administration at the George Washington University - Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Administration. She currently works as a graduate assistant for the university.
Always used to raising her voice for change, Chellese is a co-host for Red Flag Podcast based in Mississippi and tells the history of and momentum to change the Confederate Flag which still flies for the state of Mississippi. She is also the 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.
Chellese is a passionate and engaging leader who loves to be social just as much as she loves social change. If you can't find her writing at a desk or recording in a studio, you'll find her running or biking downtown around sunset, sipping hot tea at brunch, or daring to perform original songs at an open mic night.