"My graduate studies at Bryn Mawr helped me use my economics education to improve the lives of others."
Yvette came to Bryn Mawr after studying economics at the graduate level and working as a labor economist. "I recognized that the economic policies I had studied were not going to address the issues faced by people who had difficulty finding a job or who, if they did, were frequently without housing, childcare or other kinds of support," she says. She received both a master’s in social work and a master’s in law and social policy from Bryn Mawr and is representative to the Executive Board of the Alumnae Association for the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. "The MLSP degree gave me a different perspective on how seemingly negligible changes in a law can really affect people’s lives," she says.
Representative to the Executive Board of the Alumnae Association for the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
Yvette worked as a planner for the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, where her advocacy and research with older immigrants and refugees led to a position with Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS) in Philadelphia as statewide refugee administrator. She is currently quality improvement and training director at LCFS, which offers an array of services to vulnerable children and families in the greater Delaware Valley. She received her BA from Spelman College