Meet our BASW Intern, Joline Yueh

Get to know Joline (she/her), our new BASW Intern. We asked her 10 questions to help us get to know her better. Check out what she said below!

  • What is your role with the Service Board?

I am the BASW intern from the UW School of Social Work. I help assist the team with outreach and anything they need with program nights or volunteer training. I hope to learn a lot about both the behind-the-scenes and the frontline work of a non-profit organization and be able to apply the knowledge from my studies into practice. 


  • What is your favorite thing about your job?

I am very looking forward to getting to know the team better and being able to see everyone in each of their roles. I am also very excited to see our youth in action during our program months.


  • What do you like to do outside of work?

I binge-watch a lot of crime or comedy shows in my free time and I love doing fun group activities with my friends like cooking or baking. And I am pretty much always down to do any task involving a dog. 


  • What motivates you?

The knowledge and experience that a social work curriculum can give me the tools to help make change either on a personal or professional level. And to work with people who have the same goals for this world that I do.


  • Do you have a favorite quote, poem, or book?

“What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe.” Bell Hooks


  • If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

I am a big Marvel nerd, and although he is not my favorite Avenger I would love to have the powers of Dr. Strange.


  • What kind of music do you listen to?

I listen to a lot of pop or r&b, a little hip hop, and punk and I always love a good throwback song.


  • What’s something about you that surprises people?

People never seem to believe me when I tell them that I lived in China for 16 years and only moved to the United States permanently about 5 years ago. I am also a really open person even to people who I have just met, they just need to instigate a conversation with me.


  • What are your top three favorite foods?

I am always in the mood for french fries! I also love fried rice and pretty much any type of pasta.


  • What three traits define you?

Open-minded, trusting, and very indecisive.