Yolanda Michelle Santiago Correa
BA, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metropolitano / MDiv, Duke Divinity School / PhD, Southern Methodist University (Present)
Yolanda was born and raised in Puerto Rico. As the only child of two ordained ministers, at a very early age she understood the importance of who we are and what we believe in as key for the way we operate in this world. It was this reality that pushed her toward higher education to answer questions of identity, theology, race, and culture. Her goal is to engage Afro-Latinidad as a theological location through which we can understand God, our doctrines, and this world. Through her work, she hopes to critique not only the theologies of the dominant culture but also those of her own community while exalting lost voices—the voices of people whose skin is not white and whose theology is deeper and richer than any seminary could ever teach.