Meet Laticea Sheared!

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We’re excited to introduce a new member to our team, Laticea Sheared! She will work as the Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator at Seventy Five North.

Laticea's personal passion overlaps strongly with the mission of Seventy Five North. She hopes to bring a sense of community responsibility through public safety, child well-being and social and economic injustices. 

Laticea will work to manage the office of Seventy Five North and the booking process of The Venue. She is an Omaha native who graduated from Texas Southern University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and minor in Public Administration. Recently, Laticea received a Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from College of Saint Mary. 

Get to know Laticea a bit more below and if you run into her during our next visit to Highlander, don't be afraid to say hey!

How did you come to know what your passions were? 

As a young girl I was fascinated with Thurgood Marshall. I have a desire to be an attorney and practice criminal law.  During my undergraduate experience, I realized my passion was to advocate and bring awareness to people of color who are underserved socio-economically. Thus, leading to criminal justice inadequacies that disproportionately represent minorities in the prison system. I choose these issues because I noticed an overwhelming amount of Black men being wrongfully convicted and spending years in prison away from there families and children. I want to rewrite policies and statutes, create new laws that protect and allow due process for African-American men especially. I want to empower minority families from birth regarding law enforcement, courts, and corrections. 

What do you get the most joy out of?

I get the most joy out of helping someone, using my skill and knowledge to positively impact their life. I wake up each morning knowing I have the ability to engage with the generation of tomorrow.

What are some of your life aspirations? 

To be a leader of change in socio-economic injustices, spearhead ideas on community-oriented policing, and re-write policies that are designed for poor people to stay poor.  

What's some advice you might have for younger women with similar career aspirations?

Some advice I would offer young women, particularly of color, is to be as persistent and relentless as possible when it comes to your dream or desire to do what makes you happy. I would also offer words like patience and perseverance during the long, hard, dark days when the grind is critical to your success. Remember that sunshine comes after the rain!