AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
Refugee Support Network
Yvette serves as VISTA Leader for the Refugee Support Network, providing support and training for Refugee Support Network VISTA members and building the capacity of the project. She was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and danced professionally for three years at Raleigh’s Carolina Ballet before earning a B.A. in English at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has a master’s degree in Nineteenth-Century Literature from The University of York in the United Kingdom. Yvette spent the past year as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Feeding America Southwest Virginia Food Bank in Abingdon, VA, serving as the Abingdon branch’s product coordinator and volunteer recruiter.