Arkatecht’s Founder & CEO, Yasmin J. Mattox, was born in Lower Manhattan and raised in Harlem. She attended Hunter College Elementary and High Schools in New York City, and graduated from high school on Long Island. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Alfred University in 2007, and went on to earn a Master of Science degree in International Studies from St. John Fisher College in 2011.
She has worked in the legal, mental health, renewable energy, and higher education fields, with the common thread being her interest and expertise in using interdisciplinary research as a foundation for informing problem solving for issues big and small. From 2012 until 2016, she owned a social science research and consulting firm, conducting psychosocial-oriented research and analysis for a variety of businesses in the United States as well as overseas. She excels in conducting mixed methods research.