LaTisha Vaughn is the Director of Networks and Community Engagement for the Tri-County Cradle to Collaborative, a collective impact organization, where she focuses on supporting the organization in ensuring all stakeholders are engaged in supporting ambitious goals for all of the children in the tri-county region of South Carolina. LaTisha Vaughn is also the owner/operator of Engineering for Kids Charleston, where she focuses on ensuring the children of the tri-county area have access hands on, and engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculum through after school programs, summer camps, workshops, and classes. In addition to these roles, LaTisha utilizes her professional experiences and educational background to consult on projects that she is passionate through her own Vaughn-Brandon Consulting, as the primary consultant and educator. Vaughn’s most recent role prior to the previously outlined positions was Director of Education Initiatives with Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) and Assistant Associate Superintendent with Charleston County School District. This role allowed her to utilize her educational background and professional experiences to help propel a public private partnership modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone between CPN and the Charleston County School District. Passionate about serving her community, LaTisha has also served on several non-profit boards including currently serving on the Teach for America South Carolina and the Royal Foundation Board of Directors. LaTisha received her first bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri. After working for about six months in the field, she realized she needed to heed her calling to work in education and immediately returned to school to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Park College (now Park University), and Master of Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. Vaughn resides in the North Charleston, South Carolina with her two vivacious daughters. Her life’s work is to ensure all children have equal access to a world class education so they will be able to compete in a global society.