Yumi’s extensive accounting and finance background includes experience with non-profit contracts and grants funded at the local, state, and federal level. Her non-profit experience was gleaned from her tenures at Equal Access International and at HealthRight360, an international non-governmental organization, and a local non-profit respectively. Having begun her career in the realm of for-profit advertising and marketing, she had always felt compelled to apply her professional skill set to organizations that seek to transform our world by giving voice to society’s most vulnerable.
Yumi’s need for supporting humanitarian causes through her work was piqued while she attended San Francisco State University, where she earned her B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning. While there her studies led her to focus on housing issues. Yumi was a Willie Brown Leadership Fellow, where she served her fellowship at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing. She has researched, revised, and updated the Impediments to Fair Housing, and she was also a part of a team, investigating displacement of individuals and families living in the vicinity of the Central Subway (MUNI) line.