Yoachim is the director of the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design and a professor of practice at the Tulane School of Architecture. As director, she leads the center in its efforts to provide design services to communities that are often underserved by the profession. In research, teaching and practice she considers the confluence of built, natural and socially constructed environments and their impact on health and wellness. Her experience includes managing multifaceted climate change adaptation projects to building capacity of philanthropy through design thinking. She defines her work at the intersections of design, equity and ecology. Yoachim is committed to facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and amplifying community voice to address complex societal challenges.
Yoachim holds a master degree in public health from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and political science from Dickinson College. In 2012-2013, she was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.