Fast fact: Alena Yoder loves to read.
Each book on her coffee table has a purpose. There’s the “capacity-building book.” There’s the “challenging book.” There’s the fun, easy read, which for Alena, is likely to be a memoir.
And then there’s the constantly growing stack of “to-read-soon.”
“I’ve always been an avid reader,” Yoder said. “I love stories...the stories of people, of what they do and how they think...of other places. It’s easy for me to get caught in other worlds.”
Her love transcends bedtime ritual and rainy-day hobby. For Yoder, stories have guided her from point A to B throughout her life.
It was stories that helped her transition back to the United States after spending six years of her childhood in Kenya.