Yvette hails from the Bay Area and is the daughter of Salvadoran asylum seekers who fled the civil war in the 1980's. As the first person in her family to graduate from college, Yvette earned a BA in American Studies with distinction from Yale College in 2014. After graduating, Yvette interned for Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Yvette graduated in 2018 from Stanford Law School and worked on the adult detention team at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project helping pro se respondents in their deportation proceedings in Southern Arizona. She has interned at Legal Aid at Work, Centro Legal de La Raza, and Pangea Legal Services. She is the co-founder of the Cerebronas podcast and the founder of Radio Cachimbona. Yvette enjoys cooking, craft beer, and cuddling with her cat Mocha.