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.
Currently I am working at Kinjo Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan in the Department of Human Sciences.
These are some pictures from my travels: