Name: Alyson Yost
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Where do you call home? Harrisburg, PA, USA
Tell us a little about yourself. How do you spend your time outside of KAAN?
Outside of KAAN I am a mother to a 5 and 8 year old. I also volunteer on many other boards and committees in my area, I attend graduate school, and work as a Registered Nurse. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and going to the gym.
What is your role on the Advisory Council?
Membership Committee and board member on the AC.
How did you hear about KAAN? How did you decide to get involved in the AC?
I googled Korean Adoptee groups in 2010 and KAAN was in Hershey, PA that year which is 10 minutes from my house.
How many KAAN conferences have you attended?
This year will be my 10th KAAN conference
What issues/topics related to adoption are you most interested in? (e.g., What types of topics have you presented on or attended at previous KAAN conferences?)
I have presented on parenting as an adoptee, relationships, mothering as an adoptee, microaggressions and stereotypes, and milestones as an adoptee.
What do you love most about the KAAN community?
Gathering with old friends and meeting new members of the KAAN community.
What a fun or random fact people might not know about you?
I have fractured 10 bones. I know that’s a little ridiculous.
Anything else you'd like to share with the KAAN community?
I am grateful to have found the KAAN community and look forward to what the future holds for the organization.