Problem solving and improving systems for the betterment of his community inspires Yonas.
A graduate of California State University San Bernardino, Yonas was introduced to the financial sector while studying business administration.
After receiving a B.A. in accounting and finance, Yonas worked for a short stint as a financial auditor in the public accounting sector. Unsatisfied with the work pace and outputs from his role, he journeyed to Oregon in search of more fulfilling work.
As a temporary accountant at CASA of Oregon — a statewide organization that focuses on providing equitable housing solutions for underserved Oregon residents — Yonas discovered a passion for improving community well-being through his work, applying his skills and knowledge of accounting and finance.
“To be honest, I feel like I’m still searching for that main drive and lifelong purpose. As for now, I’m taking life day by day and hope, if I’m lucky, to become someone who is remembered long after I’m gone through the work I have accomplished and the lives I have touched.”
Prior to Meyer, Yonas volunteered for San Bernardino County in California, registering individuals to vote, and in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, using his accounting skills to provide free tax preparation services for low-income families.
Yonas joined Meyer in 2018.