Latoya Wilson-Taubel has many years of experience providing academic and career advisement to underrepresented traditional and older students in higher education institutions. Her past positions included serving as a liaison between higher education and social services to ensure that students receive degrees and certifications that will improve their economic status. She created relationships with employers to connect them with current students and graduates of the programs. The consultant was, also, able to partner with local elected officials, as well as, local employers to host job fairs and community educational programs. In addition, she substituted in K-12 classrooms and recognized the need of creating career development programs as early as elementary school. Currently, she is teaching career-readiness, political science, and student success to traditional students who are completing their associates with a goal of transferring to 4 year institutions. She, also, uses her years of political experience developing relationships with candidates, elected officials and policy researchers to assist with political decision making.
Her goal is to work with public, private, and political stakeholders in producing a new generation of diverse successful professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs in high skilled, higher paying industries. In other words, expand career and entrepreneurship-based curriculum in K-16 and programs that target youth and young adults so they can build knowledge, experience, and network. The consultant understands that a strong partnership between policymakers, practitioners, and constituents is critical in developing proposals and programs that align with needs of their community. On one hand, practitioners are in the front-line in terms of working with population; but on the other hand, public policies impact the ability of creating, implementing, and paying for successful services. Most importantly, expand partnerships with employers and entrepreneurs so they can participate in these programs and decision making process. Although her work is located in the northeast, the consultant is in the process of expanding in other parts of the country and world.
Mrs. Wilson-Taubel earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Masters of Public Administration from University of Baltimore.