My name is Elleka Yost, and I am ASBO International's Government Affairs & Communications Manager. I handle ASBO International’s legislative and advocacy programs, manage its public affairs, and curate content for School Business Leader and other publications.
I am a lifelong learner! At George Mason University, I studied political science, international affairs, public policy, business, economics, and Chinese Mandarin. I also studied abroad in Beijing for a year at Beijing Language and Culture University, and have since worked in fields including education, customer service, journalism, and international affairs.
After joining ASBO, I became fascinated with education policy. I realize more and more every day how much the state of education funding influences the broader socioeconomic problems that challenge our world today. In my spare time, I enjoy reading news, debating politics, and playing games to keep my mind sharp. Please feel free to reach out if you need anything, and I'd be happy to help out!