Yolanda grew up in Lansing, MI and has been in Detroit for the past five years. Yolanda is a lifelong learner who gathers passion from new information. In Lansing, Yolanda worked for ten years as a Program Director. During her last two years, she served the school as a Behavioral Specialist. In 2012, Yolanda and her family (husband and six children) moved to Detroit. Yolanda is the Program Director for Detroit Food Academy. Working with children is not what Yolanda does for a living, it is who she is as a human. Yolanda knows what the danger of unhealthy eating can do in a life, it is her endeavor to eat healthy as well as teach healthy eating to the community. Yolanda is ready to ensure that children are armed with the knowledge that eating well is not just a fad, it is a way to a healthier life, body, and mind.