Board Trustee since 2019
Reina Yasuoka currently works at IBM, a global information technology company headquartered in New York. She is on the Global Strategic Partnerships team, working in Program Management and Business Development for IBM’s global Cloud and Watson resellers. She started at IBM as one of 30 members of a sales leadership development program.
Prior to IBM, she had a stint at The New York Times, focusing on project management and developer outreach programs. She discovered Urban Resource Institute and its work from a New York Times article she read in 2016.
Ms. Yasuoka has been engaged in community service for over fifteen years. She has mentored and assisted in job placements for asylum-seekers. She also had the opportunity as a First-Generation Japanese-American to coordinate the annual Prisoners of World War II Friendship & Reconciliation Program for POW’s, sponsored by the Japanese Government. She promoted healing and reconciliation for our honorable American veterans, earning recognition from the United States Department of State.
Ms. Yasuoka graduated Cum Laude from Boston University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication and Minor in International Relations.