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Elleka Yost

Government Affairs & Communications Manager,
ASBO International
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ASBO Staff
Government Affairs & Communications Manager,
ASBO International

Bio

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!

Education

George Mason University
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Global Affairs - Public Policy & Governance
2012 To 2013

Beijing Language and Culture University
1 year certification
Chinese Mandarin
2009 To 2010

George Mason University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Chinese Language, Global Affairs (Double Major)
2007 To 2012

Job History

ASBO International
Government Affairs & Communications Manager
Reston, VA, United States
April 2017 - present

ASBO International
Government Affairs & Communications Coordinator
Reston, VA, United States
August 2014 - March 2017

ASBO International
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Reston, VA, United States
December 2013 - August 2014

The Diplomat
Editorial Assistant / Contributing Author
December 2012 - November 2013

George Mason University
Research Assistant
August 2012 - December 2012

ROCS College Student Staffing
Client Representative
September 2011 - May 2012

George Mason University
Faculty Research Assistant
January 2011 - May 2011

TopWay Education
TESL Tutor / Teacher
September 2009 - January 2010

Geographical Region

South