March Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Hannah Yoo

This month, get know N Street Village Volunteer Hannah Yoo. Since Hannah’s addition to the volunteer team, it’s hard remember a time when Hannah wasn’t part of the community. From serving meals with a groups at Patricia Handy Place for Women to serving breakfast almost every Friday in the Day Center to volunteering at our major fundraising events, her versatility and enthusiasm are cherished by the clients and staff she supports.  Let’s get to know Hannah…

I grew up on the west coast, and attended Scripps women’s college in Claremont, California and I received my Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. I moved to D.C. fifteen years ago to work on a presidential campaign, and I currently work in operations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I was first introduced to N Street Village seven years ago through a friend when I was looking for volunteer service projects to do with my colleagues. Since then, I’ve led donation drives at work, group meal service at Patricia Handy House, but I can be found most frequently serving breakfast on Friday mornings at N Street Village’s Day Center. My favorite hobbies are working out–especially yoga, cooking and baking, and riding my bike around the city.

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the D.C. area?

I was born and raised in Los Angeles and Seattle, and I moved to D.C. in 2004–so it’s definitely home now.

What is your favorite D.C. restaurant?

I probably eat at Sweetgreen the most, but I’m Korean so I love Bul in Adams Morgan.

On a Saturday evening you will find me…

Checking out a new restaurant and movie, or catching up on all my favorite guilty pleasures on TV including anything on Bravo and 90 Day Fiancé and sadly all it’s spin offs too.

Who is one of your favorite musicians?

I love Mariah Carey for her music, style, and hilarious diva antics. Also her last album was really good.

What is last movie you watched (and enjoyed)?

I watched A Star is Born twice, and the last time there was no one else was in the whole theater so my friend and I sang along to our favorite songs. And Lady Gaga is an amazing performer–highly recommend!

What is your favorite D.C. landmark?

I work across the street from the White House, so on my bike ride into work I love passing by and seeing the flurry of activity that is always present–whether it’s protesters, news cameras or tourists taking selfies, no matter how long I’ve lived in D.C. or the current occupant, seeing the White House reminds me how lucky I am to be able to live and work in D.C.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at N Street Village?

The whole N Street Village community is so welcoming and kind; as a resident of Logan Circle I love being a part of and contributing to my local community and meeting people who also live or work here.

Share one of your favorite N Street Village memories?

At the N Street Village and TTR Sotheby’s event Celebrate Logan in 2016, I was able to recruit a few friends and my friend’s mom and we had a lot of fun putting balloons up, riding around on pedicabs between restaurants, and collecting donations.

Photo Credit: Tmarcus Khan