Emily Roush-Elliott


Chicot County youth in grades sixth through eight will be the first in an inaugural architecture summer camp at the J. Austin White Cultural Center in Eudora.

The camp will be held on July 18 through July 22. It is the result of efforts spearheaded by the Alex Foundation and the J. Austin White Cultural Center.

Architecture camp instructor Emily Roush-Elliott moved from Argentina and Tanzania to work in the Mississippi Delta. She now calls Greenwood her home.

A recent alumnus of the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship hosted by the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation and the Carl Small Town Center, Roush-Elliott led the Baptist Town Neighborhood Reinvestment project in Greenwood.

Beyond the traditional roles of architects, she specializes in creatively engaging communities, impacting policy, maximizing funding, and supporting operations of completed built works.

Roush-Elliott is a registered architect in Mississippi and Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.

The Alex Foundation is a nonprofit organization that prepares youth in the Arkansas Delta and Central Arkansas for college and architecture and design careers. The J. Austin White Cultural Center is a nonprofit organization that provides arts and cultural enrichment activities for Eudora youth.