As a multi-talented learning professional, LaTrese Ferguson often described by friends and colleagues as “real," “down to earth," “easy-going," and “fun-loving." Guided by the mantra, “To whom much is given, much is required," she has been afforded lots of opportunities in her life that have equipped her to lead a dynamic team at Georgia Tech.
Throughout her career, she has worked for the Federal Government (Central Intelligence Agency), a large world-class consulting firm (Booz Allen Hamilton) as well as in the non-profit world (Teach for America). She received her education from George Mason University (M.Ed. Adult Education) and Clark Atlanta University (B.S. Computer Science) and is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Georgia.
LaTrese has expertise in instructional design and delivery, quality management, and people management. However, her first love is standing in front of an audience facilitating insightful discussions. She knows the right questions to ask and never lets participants stay on the surface. “Dig deep!” she says. “As that is where your Ah-Ha moment can be found."
When she is not in the classroom delivering engaging learning opportunities — or busy leading the Workplace Learning & Professional Development (WLPD) team — you can find her on play dates with her little one, Bethany, or on big girl dates with her husband, TJ.