Dr. Michelle Yanez serves as the liaison between businesses and educational institutions. Michelle works under the AMETLL Grant (Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and Linked Learning) on behalf of Pasadena City College (PCC) to arrange business speakers for the classroom, business site visits for students and teachers, and internships/job shadowing for college and high school students with the goal of providing students with real life work experience and using industry feedback to better align classroom curriculum with industry needs.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Dr. Yanez worked as the Business and Partnership Developer for Los Angeles City College. In 2001, Dr. Yanez was elected to the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees. During her term, Dr. Yanez worked as the San Gabriel Valley Regional Representative for the League of California Cities, working closely with city officials to advocate for the protection of city resources. Dr. Yanez also served as the Executive director of the East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in 1998.
Dr. Yanez has a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from CSULB. She also earned a Masters of Public Administration from USC and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from CSULA. She currently sits on the Board of Regents for the Southern California University of Health Sciences and the Skills Organization.