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Yolanda Smith


Yolanda E. Smith is a senior robotics trainer with more than 16 years of experience in training and development. During those 16 years, she worked her way up to training manager at NASA, overseeing the Extravehicular Mobility Unit subject matter expert engineers. Yolanda currently works for Stinger Ghaffarian Technology on a contract with the Johnson Space Center in Houston. She has a wealth of experience collaborating with international stakeholders to design, develop, and deliver performance-based training given in a dynamic skills trainer simulator. Yolanda holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics, a master of education degree in educational administration, and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational leadership. Additionally, she has a principal certification from the Texas State Board of Education, as well the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance certification.

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