Eskender Yousuf is a native of Saint Paul, MN with cultural roots that tie directly to the Horn of Africa. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Minnesota -Twin Cities and has received his Master of Arts in Multicultural College Teaching and Learning from the same University. Eskender is lifelong student of knowledge who believes that education is the foundational factor for everything else to built upon. Some of his areas of evaluation and research include: Black males, first generation scholars, culturally congruent practices, problem-based approaches to historical inquiry, and postsecondary student development. He is dedicated to cultivating our next generation of youth by providing them with guidance towards a prosperous future.