Latasha is currently working toward a PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education here at UNCG. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at UNCG (’04), a Master of Arts in Counseling from Wake Forest University (’10), and a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling from East Carolina University (’15). Latasha is interested in the intersection of policy and practice in various substance use and mental health treatment populations in the United States and beyond, with a goal of reducing health disparities between and among groups. She is particularly interested in the intersection of university/athletics policy, implementation, and academic/personal outcomes for collegiate students/athletes who seek assistance for substance-use related concerns in the university setting. Latasha continues to provide direct counseling services at a local hospital for the treatment of substance use disorders and is an active member of the American Counseling Association. She enjoys listening to the sound of the ocean, being in nature, and having a grand time with her family and friends.