Born and raised in the far south suburbs of Chicago, LaTisha has been quite the force to reckon with! Graduated Salutatorian from high school with a 4.86 GPA all while being a state-qualifying sprinter and member of Chemistry Club, Young Professional Women’s Network, and Student Council. She was admitted to the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and a slew of other elite universities.
LaTisha graduated from Northwestern University with a 3.67 GPA while being involved in a capella, gospel choir, and working at least 20 hours per week. She was on the Dean’s List for a majority of her quarters at the institution and was awarded the full-tuition Constance Capron Scholarship her senior year of college as well as a Weinberg Summer Research Grant to conduct ethnographic research on intercountry adoption in Ethiopia. While numerous graduating seniors essentially skate by their last semester/quarter of college, she still applied herself diligently and ended her college career with all A’s.
LaTisha started her working career in regulatory compliance for a financial technology firm and this is where she’s spent the majority of her career. She’s uncovered high-profile compliance findings that were not addressed in house and resulted in the company paying $5 million to the Federal Trade Commission. This has fueled her desire to pursue a law degree. LaTisha is a current first-year law school student at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Outside of this passion, LaTisha is also passionate about disability rights. She’s an active member of the Young Professional’s Board for Special Olympics of Illinois and also created an employee resource group entitled Oppt for Access(ability) at her last employer with the CEO as their executive sponsor. The group was created to ensure employees with behavioral, physical, and mental handicapabilities received the resources they needed to do their jobs effectively while also ensuring the website and application were accessible to their customers.