Ms. Yuan serves on the board of the Seattle Foundation and is a member of the Foundation's Grants and Community Leadership Committee. She also serves on the board of directors for the Pacific Science Center. From 1993 to 2006, Ms. Yuan served as a member of the board of trustees of Western Washington University, including two terms as the chair of the board. In addition, Ms. Yuan previously served as a member of the Civil Rights Reviewing Authority of the United States Department of Education, the vice chair of the Seattle Board of Parks Commissioners, a member of the board of directors for the Washington Council of School Attorneys, a member of the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education and vice president and board member of the Asian Bar Association of Washington.
Ms. Yuan co-authored "Lessons Learned From the Locke for Governor Campaign," in "Asian Americans and Politics" for The Stanford University Press (2001), "Voting in Washington: A Teacher's Reference Department Guide," for Kids Voting Washington (1994), and the "SEPA/GMA Workbook," for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (1993). While in law school, she was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and authored "Assuring Equal Access of Asian Americans to Highly Selective Universities," 98 Yale Law Journal 659 (1989), 135 Cong. Rec. § 1146 (daily edition February 2, 1989).