- B.A. California State University, Hayward
- M.A. San Francisco State University
Yvonne is a native of the San Francisco bay area and, at age fifty-four, is a first year Ph.D. student. She earned her B.A. in French from CSU, Hayward in 1988. Twenty-seven years later, she earned her M.A. in French from San Francisco State University as a Distinguished Scholar. Her research interests lie in 19th century cultural studies, principally the Belle Époque, and focus on consumption, urban space, visual arts, and the expression of culture through French food ways.