I am Michelle Yook, and my Korean name is Yook Soon Myung (육순명) – it means “light of the earth.” I have been an advocate, with a Master of Social Work degree, for the Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA) for five years. Also, I volunteer my time as a Disability Advisory Group member for Ability Central (formerly known as the Disability Communications Fund).
Currently, I live in San Jose with my husband, Jim Laffer. I am a lifetime member of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA), thanks to my husband who is a leader of an ALDA group in San Jose. I am honored to be on the board for Ability Central!