I had the pleasure of working directly with Latarisa on several projects to create a platform where children from all walks of life could come together in a safe, positive environment to discuss life lessons, challenges they are faced with, goals and the importance of being who they are. Latarisa had great enthusiasm with the projects and was very creative in teaching her audience how to deal with all situations in a more positive way. Not only did she do a fabulous job teaching and working with the children, but she also taught other colleagues how to foster more positive outcomes in their own lives. Over the years, I watched her interpersonal skills quickly create and successfully cultivate collaborative team environments among children as well as adults. Even in the proverbial heat of trials and tribulations faced when bringing any group of people together, Latarisa not throw the towel in and quit, she pressed on and continued with a positive attitude. On numerous occasions, I witnessed her table her own timelines and duties to assist other colleagues. Latarisa's exemplify the characteristics of both a team leader and team player and would gladly welcome the opportunity to work with her again in any capacity.