Conference Speakers

As the conference gets closer, continuously update this page to see a showcase of the speakers that will be representing AL1GN in March!


Our first represented speaker is La’Tonya (LT) Rease Miles! Here is a quick biography provided of La’Tonya to get a sense of who you will be hearing from:


La’Tonya (LT) Rease Miles is the director of First Year Experience & Strategic Initiatives at UCLA, where she works collaboratively with the residential life and student affairs departments as well as academic departments campus-wide to develop initiatives and increase awareness of the first-year experience. Dr. Miles has established two successful programs specifically for first-generation college students — one at UCLA and the other at Loyola Marymount University — both of which are recognized nationally for best practices. She consults with institutions across the U.S. about first-gen students and has advised local high schools about developing on-site programs. A former first-gen student, La’Tonya served as Director of the UCLA McNair Scholars Program and was herself a McNair Scholar while attending Howard University.  


Check back soon for our next speaker introduction!