Latrica A. Gillis believes a fully lived life starts with a journey of exploration and opportunities within a support system. Her working background is in workforce education and development. She spends her days leading as an Early Learning Specialist with Episcopal Children’s Services Inc. Her greatest impact happens when childcare center directors and teachers develop skills to influence the social-emotional wellbeing, and academic development in young children. She is currently a fellow with the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida Board Service Fellowship. Through community participation with Parents Who Lead, she advocates for systematic change for the early learning community. Fun times includes her 3 children; attending improv classes, learning something new, and daydreaming about her time in New York.