Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer — After getting an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, working at Rice University and getting a Masters at Carnegie Mellon University, Yolanda worked at several high tech startups for over 15 years. After retiring, she began teaching programming as a volunteer at her son’s elementary school. Eventually it became apparent that this was not only fun, but that there was a real need for CS teachers in the school systems. Thus began the crusade to teach programming and aid teachers in their ability to work with technology! She currently teaches AP CSP and AP CSA and volunteers in whatever capacity needed to spread the support and knowledge to teachers, administrators, and students interested in Computer Science. She is a CODE.org facilitator, the president of CSTA NM and always working to expand her horizons via technology.