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, then Workforce Specialist. Now, in her role as Workforce Manager—Yayoi is responsible for overseeing the amazing workforce team and focuses on all things technical recruiting, policy development, benefits administration and everything in between.
A native Washingtonian, Yayoi is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park—Go Terps! She is passionate about recruiting and developing the workforce and has just obtained the SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional) certification. In her spare time, she’s part of the [solidcore] DC family and enjoys Bikram yoga, boxing, traveling, and trying all the hot new bars and restaurants!
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. Still looking to find Maxwell on vinyl….
What is your favorite thing to eat?
- PASTA! And ramen… and sushi… and enchiladas… ok I love all things food.
What are you reading at this moment?
I’m actually reading two books! One is by the Dalai Lama: An Open Heart| Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life, and the second is The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda.