Podcast Episode

Episode #100 – The Creative Potential of Our First-Gen Students with Dr. La’Tonya “LT” Rease Miles

April 10, 2023

Episode 100: The Creative Potential of Our First-Gen Students

Dr. La’Tonya “LT” Rease Miles is an expert on the first-generation college experience. Being a first-gen college graduate and a former stop-out student herself, she is now the Director of University Partnerships at ReUp Education, a company founded in 2015 to help colleges reconnect with the long-overlooked population of stopped-out students through a mix of technology and human coaches. In this episode, Genein and La’Tonya chat about the creative potential of first-get students, what the hidden curriculum is, what the strength-based approach is, and why it is beneficial to be sensitive to intrapersonal skills.

Topics Covered in this episode of The Create and Grow Podcast:

00:00 – Introduction
01:51 – Who is Dr. La’Tonya “LT” Rease Miles?
05:48 – Dr. Miles’ First-Gen Student Story
11:30 – The Hidden Curriculum 
13:42 – Imagination Without Rules
15:52 – The Strength-Based Approach
19:23 – Intrapersonal Skills Sensitivity
23:51 – Dr. Miles’ Thoughts on a Four-Year Degree Discussion
27:06 – Decision-Making Influences
32:08 – Everyone Has An Option
[34:18] – Dr. Miles’ Final Gem

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