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LaTissia Mitchell

Grant Writer
Hometown: Dallas, TX

LaTissia brings a passion for social justice to her work at Elevate, and has worked with non-profit organizations for eleven years in DC and Berkeley. Prior to joining the Elevate team, she was Executive and Development Specialist with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. There, she focused on grant writing and donor relations.

In another life, LaTissia considered a career in academia. Switching career paths has brought her no end of joy. She holds a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, and she earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Stanford University in Comparative Literature. LaTissia was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.

At home, LaTissia is a voracious reader and dedicated home cook. Outside of her suburban retreat, she regularly attends dance performances, plays, concerts, and movies. She volunteers with Free Minds Book Club in DC.

What is your hidden talent?

If I tell you, then it won't be hidden.

What punctuation mark would you be, and why?

An ellipsis. It would be a great name, and I could not be taken anywhere formal.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

The misuse of the semi-colon.

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