Celeste Malone, a Murfreesboro, Tenn., native, is a two-time graduate of Austin Peay State University, earning her M.A. degree in marketing communication in 2019 and B.S. degree in communication arts in 2017. While at Austin Peay, Malone served as the student representative for the university board of trustees from 2018–19. She was editor-in-chief for two years of The All State student newspaper, which won over 40 awards and accolades on the local, regional and national levels. Malone also completed internships with Twitter, The Congressional Award and 5 Star Media Group. Upon graduation, Malone was the recipient of the Menigall Cup Leadership Award, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor’s Society Excellence in Leadership Award and the Hattie Walker Wilhoit Award. Malone’s client teams include the National Museum of African American Music, Williamson Medical Center, Nokian Tyres and Western Governors University.