Lashika has over a decade of experience in the K-6 classroom as an educator with the public schools of North Carolina. Throughout her career, she served as the grade-level chair, a mentor teacher, and her school’s Teacher of the Year. As a first-generation college student, Lashika has a passion for the work of myFutureNC. Lashika graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Reading K-12 Certification as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She lives in Raleigh and has two dogs, Sunshine and Onyx.