About Yolanda Marti
Yolanda is the Development Manager at Leadership Brainery. Recognizing the transformative power of representation, particularly for individuals of color, she wholeheartedly dedicates herself to the advancement of educational and social opportunities for minoritized communities, both in her daily work and as a lifelong mission.
Previously, at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate, Yolanda served as the lead teacher of Activism and Advocacy, driving the charter network's efforts in anti-racist education while embodying her vision of representation as an inspiration for student success. She spearheaded curriculum reforms, fostering inclusive classroom structures and policies, and provided invaluable support for the personal and professional growth of her colleagues.
Yolanda's influence extends beyond the classroom, as she has collaborated with local and national government agencies, serving in roles such as the Michigan House of Representatives and the White House Department of Education. Through these positions, she consistently championed equitable policymaking and facilitated the growth and development of programs designed to empower minoritized communities.
Equipped with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Education from Boston University, Yolanda possesses a diverse range of experiences in advocacy, policy, and networking. She proudly holds alumni status in both Americorps and Teach for America, where she further honed her skills and demonstrated her dedication to social progress.