Elle Perry

Teen Appeal Interim Coordinator/Journo Grad Student/Blogger

About Me

My name is Elle and I'm the Interim Coordinator of the Teen Appeal, the Scripps Howard high school citywide newspaper initiative for Memphis City School students.

I am finishing up a master's degree at The University of Memphis in public relations and nonprofit administration.

Over two years ago I created Beale Street Chic, a Memphis-focused fashion blog that highlights local artisans, designers, shops, photogs, stylists, and events.

In a previous life I worked as a daily newspaper reporter.

Since then I've interned and volunteered at several places, working with social media, communications, event planning, media placement, and related items.

I'm currently working on my master's project, which will focus on how nonprofits can most effectively use the web.

Besides journalism, fashion, nonprofits/philanthropy, and tech, I am interested in travel, restaurants, live music, sports (read: basketball), and urban planning.