Before joining Cloudforce, Yayoi served in the healthcare industry for eight years and all throughout college. When Yayoi was looking for a chance to grow and challenge herself outside of her comfort zone, she saw an opportunity at Cloudforce… and the rest is history. Yayoi first joined the team as Cloudforce Office Manager, doing all things administrative, mixed in with a little social media marketing and even a little human resources. Now, in her new role as Workforce Specialist—AKA Gatekeeper of Cloudforce—Yayoi is responsible for recruiting geniuses and unique individuals to join the Force.
A native Washingtonian, Yayoi is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park—Go Terps! She is passionate about recruiting and is currently working on obtaining the SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional) certification in 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, and binging episodes of Beat Bobby Flay!
Other fun facts about Yayoi:
What fictional world or place would you like to visit?
- HOGWARTS! Hands down. I’m a HUGE Harry Potter nerd.
Do you speak any other languages?
- I’m part Japanese and speak Japanese (semi) fluently. Reading and writing isn’t as good as it used to be (sorry, mom!).
What is your favorite album?
- My favorite album of all time is probably Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, but Snoh Aalegra’s Ugh… Those Feels Again is a close second.
What is your favorite thing to eat?
- PASTA. I call myself “Carby Barbie” because if I could eat it every day, I would. Doesn’t matter what kind of sauce, what shape of noodle, what toppings… I love it ALL!
What are you reading at this moment?
I’m actually reading two books! One is by Thich Nhat Hanh: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, and the second is Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci.