Latia joined RootED in June 2021 and serves as the Partner of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, a role that supports raising awareness on RootED’s work and elevating the impact of grantee organizations through storytelling, network building and strategic initiatives. Latia leads a multi-faceted communications and engagement strategy to promote community-driven change—so every child in Denver has access to a high-quality education and ultimately the agency to define their own success.
Latia brings more than 13 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management to this role and has extensive experience as a community volunteer, community advocate, and board member. Most recently, she was a part of the senior leadership team at Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF), leading the organization’s marketing, communications, and event efforts. Before joining DSF, Latia worked for Denver Public Schools Foundation, Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Community Resource Center. Latia also serves as board chair for Wildflower Montessori Public Schools of Colorado and participates in the external affairs committee for KIPP Colorado.
Latia is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and minor in business administration. Her favorite quote is from Maya Angelou, “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”