Yolanda Norman (@Firstgencollege) has worked in higher education for over 10 years. She is the Director of Housing at The University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. She is directly responsible for campus living and is the advisor to the UST First Generation College Student group. Prior to arriving at UST, she was a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin and a Residence Hall Director at the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a M.Ed in College Student Personnel and Counseling, a M.S. in Sports Marketing and Management, and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. Yolanda has a passion for college access, education and helping students graduate.