Before joining the Levine Scholars Program, Yolanda Coleman served as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, she established and led the Counselors & Colleagues Team, represented the University at regional and national recruitment events, and served as an advocate for first-generation college students. Prior to her work at UNC-Chapel Hill, she earned her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. During her time there, she directed the Politics and Cultural Pluralism Residential Program and worked in the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life. Earlier in her career, Yolanda managed the publications, design and marketing at Providence Day School while also advising the student newspaper. She spent her undergraduate years at the University of Missouri, earning degrees in Journalism and Black Studies. Yolanda serves on the Program Reading Committee for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program and as a College Coach for College Summit.