Yulkendy is a social entrepreneur, writer, and public speaker. She has diverse experiences across the private and public sector. She has worked with Bank of America , EY, Puma, and Innosight Consulting. Yulkendy has also worked with top nonprofits in St. Louis, Missouri (her hometown!) including the International Institute of St. Louis and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Centers where she worked in community development initiatives for low income neighborhoods on a range of issues including access to bank loans and affordable health care. She has received numerous fellowships including the Resolution Project, Young People For, Opportunity Nation Leaders Program, Net Impact Racial Equity Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy Leadership Conference, StartingBloc, and PPIA Indiana University. By the time she was in high school, she had been in the cover of numerous newspapers as well as featured in NPR and USA Today for representing the Missouri in the 2009 National Spelling Bee. She has traveled to over 20+ countries, some of which included doing educational programming in countries such as Uganda and Rwanda. She is now the co-founder and managing partner of Project 99, a leadership development company helping large organizations engage and retain their millennial of color talent through workforce development programs and events.