Tarrin McGhee

MA FVP Student

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Tarrin McGhee is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and has spent her adult life living in Memphis, TN. She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism from the University of Memphis in 2006. Tarrin is owner and principal of Pique Public Relations, a communications firm that supports nonprofit organizations and government agencies with strategy, storytelling, and public engagement. She will begin her MA in Fall 2020 as a full-time film and video production student and Graduate Assistant for the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis. Her study and research interests include documentary writing, film production, African history, and storytelling to drive social change and collective impact.


Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Memphis, 2006
Minor, African & African American Studies, University of Memphis, 2006

Honors and Awards

Tri-State Defender, Women of Excellence, 2014
Memphis Commercial Appeal, Woman to Watch, 2012
Greater Memphis Chamber Crossroads Magazine, Young Memphis – 10 Young Professionals Making a Difference, 2011
Memphis Flyer, Top 20 Under 30, 2010
Memphis Minority Business Magazine, Women to Watch, 2009
Greater Memphis Chamber Crossroads Magazine, New Leaders, New Agenda, 2009
Memphis Urban League, 20 Women Who Represent the Black Woman's Voice, 2008
Memphis Black Business Directory, Top Guns Under 40, 2008
MPACT Memphis, MPACT Maker Award for Community Involvement, 2008