Latisha Townsend

Latisha Townsend is a communications professional originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She joined Purple after working as a Program Coordinator at The Voter Participation Center in Washington, D.C. She previously worked as a legislative staffer in the U.S. Senate and in the Minnesota State Legislature. Prior to joining Purple, Latisha interned as a Public Affairs Intern at Edelman’s D.C. office. She graduated from Howard University in the Spring of 2021 where she earned a M.A. in Political Science. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018 from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she earned a B.A. in Communication Studies.  

In life, I’ve learned that we can never escape ourselves. Wherever we go, that is where we are. So, complete happiness is not promised by a job or a place. Complete happiness is found within. 

I’ve long admired D.C. Crisis Manager Judy Smith. She’s someone who inspired me to always trust my gut and to take leaps of faith even when the outcome is uncertain.  

The most influential quote I’ve ever read was by Audre Lorde. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”