A native of Freer, Texas, Yolanda graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a B.A. in Business Administration. Nearly thirty years ago, as a student, “Yoli” began her career as a member of the Institute’s operations staff, making her the longest serving operations staff member. Yoli is presently the Institute’s Manger of Business Services and Assistant to the Director of Operations. Her primary duties include human resource matters and special projects for the Executive Director and Director of Operations. She has earned the title as the official “go to” person. Yoli and Bart have one son, Derek, who is currently attending Texas A&M University-Kingsville.