Yvonne is a sophomore at the Ford School of Public Policy, concentrating on education policy and current Lead Director of La Casa: the Latinx umbrella organization on campus. Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, she immigrated to the United States at the age of two. As a proud Detroiter, immigrant rights advocate, and a product of Detroit Public Schools, contributing to the improvement of urban public school systems motivates her involvements inside and outside of the classroom. A first-generation college student with DACA status, Yvonne actively participates in the University community as a member of PILOT and as a sister of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc., while also assisting in research analyzing the effectiveness of charter schools in Michigan.
In the Constructing Community podcast, Jaime speaks with Dr. Maria Cotera and Yvonne Navarrete to discuss access to diversity and student contributions to communities on campus that further connect, advocate, and strengthen dynamics of campus movements at the University of Michigan.