LaShana holds a B.S. in Speech Communication: Broadcasting and an M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership. She is a dynamic motivational speaker leading first-year experience trainings and has presented at several local, regional, national and international conferences and events on the topic. In 2016, LaShana was nominated for the President’s Award and in 2017 received HACC’s Scholarship Recognition Award for her research on piloting first year experience classes specifically for underrepresented populations.