Loves elephants, in Groove Theory, campus Gospel Choir member,
first tried Nutella her freshman year and has loved it ever since, minoring in Korean so she can successfully watch K-dramas without subtitles, always puts her academics first,
on Black Student Alliance executive board,
wants to be a professor and/or directly involved with education policy in government.
The only thought I wish to convey in this statement is my absolute love for Georgetown. When I was in middle school I realized that paths of self-destruction surrounded me. I had a choice to follow suit or dream bigger to give my family hope of a better future. In my search, God led me to a university called Georgetown. I knew it would take hard work and dedication to meet Georgetown’s standards and I welcomed the challenge. As a first generation college student, I wanted to build a new legacy for my family at a school that reflected my values.
When I received my early acceptance letter I cried, not because I was accepted, but because the envelope was so thin I believed I had been rejected. When I gained the courage to open the letter, my tears of sorrow transformed into tears of joy. I knew Georgetown was the right choice, so I immediately dropped my other applications. My first year of Georgetown was everything I expected and more. I love the motto “men and women for others” because it encompasses who I strive to be everyday. As I enter my Sophomore year I look forward to continuing my studies, especially Justice & Peace Studies and Korean, dancing with my wonderful Groove Theory teammates, serving on the Black Student Alliance board as the SOCA representative, singing with the Gospel Choir, exploring new opportunities, and sharing my love for the institution that has allowed me to choose my own destiny. Hoya Saxa!
Latazia looks back on her sophomore year.
Latazia leads a group of newly admitted students participating in Hoya Saxa Weekend outside the Hilltop and down to the Capitol!
Latazia's Korean class visits Copley for a final class dinner with their professor.
During finals season, study spaces are packed on the Hilltop. Latazia highlights a few places she and her friends visit to study in Dupont.
Latazia reflects on her experience during the Alternative Breaks Program trip in Jamaica.
Jesuits not only have a huge impact on campus, but also globally! Latazia shares a piece of Jesuit heritage found in Jamaica.
Latazia shows what the Vagina Monologues, established to raise funds and increase awareness of violence against women, look like behind the scenes. Happy V-Day!
As the snow settles, Latazia suggests a few items to buy before heading to the Hilltop.
Student dance and music groups come together every year to help the School of Nursing and Health Studies Academic Council and the GU AIDS Coalition raise money for Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, a Jesuit high school for AIDS Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya.
It's Black History Month! Latazia higlights her favorite part of Tim Wise's speech on anti-racism. Be sure to check out the events happening for the rest of February!
There is a time for studying in silence and a time to enjoy a little ambiance. Latazia offers an alternative to the infamous Lau 2.
BSA and GPB help Georgetown students break the bubble by visiting a skating rink in Maryland!
After last semester's deliberation, Latazia has declared a double-major in Justice and Peace Studies and Government and a minor in Korean.
Groove Theory performs during half-time at the Villanova game. Latazia can not decide if she was happier to choreograph part of the performance or to see the Hoyas win with a 20 point lead!
Latazia's suitemates share their tips to make your dorm look great and feel like home.
Looking forward to 2015!