LaTarsha joins us as the Editor and Production Associate for the Leadership Division. Part of the newly-formed Office of Curriculum and Moderators, this position handles the production process for the Division’s seminar readings. The Editor and Production Associate is also tasked with creating a readings archive to preserve (and hopefully share) the Institute’s decades-long history of engagement with ideas about the roles leaders play in their industries, communities, and in the world at large. LaTarsha brings considerable publishing expertise, a deep commitment to the ideals and mission of Aspen and the Leadership Division, and a keen intellectual curiosity in service of personal and social transformation.
Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, LaTarsha was an Editorial Assistant at J&J Editorial in Cary, North Carolina, facilitating the peer review process for a portfolio of journals and serving as a Project Manager for a multi-volume reference work in philosophy. LaTarsha gained additional experience in scholarly publishing while working the Journals Production and Journals Marketing departments at Duke University Press. LaTarsha has also worked as a Marketing Coordinator for a small-business focused accounting firm.
LaTarsha holds a B.A. in Art History and a B.A. in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University. LaTarsha also holds an M.A. in English from Duke University with a concentration in medieval British literature and a thesis focused on the intersections of poetry, visual culture, and community in fifteenth-century London. After deciding to pursue a communication-focused career outside of the academy, LaTarsha obtained a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and completed a clinical fellowship at a skilled nursing facility in Idaho. A Fulbright student grantee at the Free University of Berlin, LaTarsha speaks German, reads French, and would like to learn Spanish and ASL.
Outside of work, LaTarsha enjoys reading (alone or with others), listening to music, watching hockey or basketball, visiting museums and botanical gardens, and combing the internet for interesting film screenings. LaTarsha is also an occasional knitter, soccer spectator, and trivia team member.