Yolanda Machado received her Bachelor of Arts Degee in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Puget Sound and her Master of Arts Degree in Education from Antioch University. Before accepting her current position at SPSCC she worked as an Adult Education Instructor for both the Muckleshoot and Nisqually Indian Tribes. While in this capacity she also served as an Indian Education Consultant for Resourse and Evaluation Center III at Gonzaga University. Yolanda has presented numerous workshops and training seminars at the local, state, and national levels on a variety of human development and student success topics (which is her area of interest and expertise) such as Native American Learning Styles, Self Esteem and Academic Achievement, and Learning and Motivation. She is was also recently appointed to serve as the Assistant to the President for Tribal Relations at SPSCC. Yolanda makes her home is Lacey, WA with her husband and two children. When she is not working, Yolanda enjoys spending time with her family; camping, hiking, sightseeing and traveling.