Yevanit or "Yevi" was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and then moved to Chicago where she earned her BA in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago. Before Y.O.U., Yevanit tutored second-graders at Beulah Shoesmith Elementary and spent a summer as the arts and garden instructor at the South Chicago Art Center.
As the Grant Writing and Communications Coordinatory, Yevanit manages all of Y.O.U.'s grant proposals and external communications and publications. Yevanit is passionate about working with kids, writing, and traveling. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing ultimate Frisbee, and biking along the lake shore.