Since I graduated high school in 2004, I have immersed myself in the study of foreign languages and traveled the world. I lived for a year as a Rotary High School Exchange (Rotary Club) student in Hachinohe (Aomori), Japan from 2004-2005, then matriculated to Connecticut College from which I graduated in 2009. This included a year abroad in Kyoto, Japan in 2007 on the Associated Kyoto Program (AKP). After graduating Connecticut College with a B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature, I was hired by the JET Program and began my career as an English teacher in Yamamoto (Miyagi), Japan. In August, 2011 I moved to Xi'an, China to continue my Chinese studies. After a traveling the Silk Road and teaching English at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, I moved to Taiwan and worked at United Nations Language Center as an English tutor. I most recently graduated with my M.A. in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, USA and began teaching Japanese at Hunter College.
These are some pictures from my travels: