Ophelia YanHead of People and Experience
Prior to joining EdgeLink, Ophelia was an HR Consultant and a subject matter expert in multiple areas for a local consulting firm specializing in creating great workplaces. She worked with over 25,000 clients, providing guidance to support the clients’ business strategies and objectives, while maintaining regulatory compliance with regards to employment law.
Ophelia has over 10 years of HR experience supporting clients of all sizes and in virtually all industries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resources from Willamette University. A member of SHRM since 2008, Ophelia has been actively serving on the board of directors for the local and regional SHRM chapters for the past five years in multiple capacities. Ophelia is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), as well as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and was one of the youngest people to pass her Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) exam prior to earning the certification in 2011.
Getting the Edge on Ophelia
Favorite thing to do outside of work:
My favorite thing is to adventure with my dog and my partner (my best friend and second-best friend, respectively).
I love to stay active and get outside (nature is my church) where I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, camping, skiing, and more. I also love houseplants, gardening, traveling abroad, singing with mediocrity in the car, reading, to-do lists, trying new recipes, exploring new ideas, meeting new people, going to concerts/shows/standup comedy, and so much more. When it comes to food, my ears perk right up—I love to eat as well as cook/bake and can talk about food for far too long.
Scanning and un-stapling papers for 10 hours per day.
Sushi and ice cream (not together, but I can’t choose one.)
I’ll listen to just about anything except for country and rock.
Who inspires you:
Most desired vacation destination:
I don’t have one in mind—if I think of a place that sounds interesting, I’ll go! I’ve filled 11/17 pages on my passport.