Lateasha Lewis was born and raised in Tacoma Washington. She grew up in a single-parent household where sometimes things were tough. Although she lived with her mother she has an extremely close relationship with her father. She has one older sister and a nephew she adores. She also has an extended family where she has two sisters and one niece. She is a first generational student and is passionate and determined to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds
She is double majoring in Children's Studies and Sociology. Lateasha is very appreciative and thankful to have the opportunity to attend Eastern Washington University. God has truly blessed her in a number of different ways. After earning her undergraduate degree, Lateasha plans to pursue graduate degree that will help children and their families. Her ultimate goal is to open a center to assist low-income families. She is determined to reach all of her goals and knows that with hard work and God's help anything is possible.
Mentor: Dr. Sue Write, Professor of Sociology
2012 TRiO McNair Research Internship: A Data Analysis: Bullying from Current Middle School Students Perspective
· School Violence: The feeling Bullying gives Students 16th Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium (2013)
· A Data Analysis: Bullying From Current Middle School Students Perspective 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (2013)
· Keep Reaching for More Success: Engaging Middle School Youth Academically. The Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI (2013)
· Spokane Youth Services: How Engagement Fosters Success. 15th Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium (2012)
Graduate School Acceptances
Michigan State University, Masters of Arts in Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Masters of Arts in Childhood Studies
Washington State University, Masters of Educational Leadership
Oregon State University, Masters of Human Development and Family Sciences
2012-2013 Honors and Awards
· Awardee of Keepers of the Dream
I would like to give a special thanks to my wonderful mentor Dr. Sue Wright. She has taught me so much in the time I have worked with her. I am grateful for her diligence and hard work. She has even worked with me during her time of savatical. I will forever be grateful of Dr. Wright.
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