Elleka Yost

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


My name is Elleka Yost, and I am ASBO International's Government Affairs & Communications Coordinator. I manage ASBO International’s legislative and advocacy programs, curate content for our School Business Leader leadership newsletter, and create a variety of toolkits, PowerPoints, and other communication materials for the association.

I love research and am a lifelong learner! I've studied political science, international affairs, and public policy with a focus on U.S.-Asian relations for more than ten years, and became interested in nonprofit management, education, and international development while attending George Mason University. I speak Mandarin Chinese, lived in Beijing for a year, and have a background in research, journalism, international affairs, and education. In my spare time, I enjoy reading news, debating politics, and playing strategy games to keep my mind sharp.


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 Coordinator
August 2014 - present

ASBO International
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Reston, VA
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

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