YURI YAMAMOTO grew up in Japan and immigrated to the U.S. in 1984. Yuri is a chaplain resident at University of North Carolina Rex Hospital in Raleigh, and also works as a pianist at Meredith College. Yuri’s dedication to racial justice brought her to the AAERO board. Yuri has Ph.D. in Genetics from North Carolina State University, completed the requirements for the Expressive Arts Therapy graduate certificate at Appalachian State University, and is currently working toward the Master of Divinity degree at Shaw University. Yuri is married with six children.