“Even in the midst of his physical enslavement, Fredrick Douglass knew that, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’ I believe his statement embodies what education and lifelong learning has the power to do. But more has to be done to think differently and unite the community in a systemwide transformation that redefines what it means to truly be an educator for all. And that is what I seek to do at CCE”
Yvonne oversees the day-to-day operations, implementation, and monitoring of the CPTP project to ensure timely and successful project delivery. She previously served at the national college access nonprofit, CollegeSpring, as a Partner Success Manager and Instructional Coach. She has worked in various positions at family foundations, marketing agencies, and higher education. Outside of work, she also serves as Board President of the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA) to connect and enrich communities through Vietnamese arts and culture. All of these experiences have allowed her to advocate on behalf of all students for an equitable education. Yvonne received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mass Communications from UC San Diego and Boston University, respectively. She is currently pursuing her Ed.D. at UCLA.