Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion
My mother wanted to give me a unique and rememberable name, so she named me Yokolanda. My mother was successful in her efforts however, people struggle to pronounce my name, so I go by “Yoko” for short.
Hometown: Ponca City, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University
· BS Business Administration Management
Hobbies:. I enjoy reading, writing, music, cooking with family, and sightseeing
Favorite Music: I like many genres of music from pop, Christian, rock, alternative, 80’s/90’s and hip hop/rap,.
Favorite Movie: At times I can be a bit of a movie junky, so there are too many to list but my favorite genres are comedy and action.
Favorite Book:. The last book I enjoyed was The Defining Decade by Meg Jay—it’s about the importance of your 20’s and how decisions you make influence your future years.
Something not everyone knows about you: I am a full-time student at OSU, as well as, a full-time OSU employee; I graduate May 2019.
Favorite Quote: “Make a liar out of them”. People will project their insecurities and fears on to you if you let them. Saying you can’t do something; prove them wrong.
Best Advice for College Students: Know your self-worth; take time to learn your strengths and weaknesses. And don’t be afraid of failure; but when you fall, get back up and try again.
Favorite OSU memory: My fondest memory would be attending OSU CEAT graduation. I loved seeing and congratulating the graduates, and meeting their families.
Favorite Web Site – I like any health/medical and surgery sites.