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Japanese Studies major; Theatre minor

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I became interested in Japan because my grandma was Japanese and my mom spent many years living in Japan. At first it just started as a love for Japan and an exploration of my heritage, but the more I learned and traveled to Japan, I started to gain a whole new perspective of the world and a new appreciation for other languages and cultures.  When I graduate I hope to work in Japan through the JET Program as a CIR, and hopefully eventually go on to work for Disney, Gekidan Shiki, or another theatre company in Japan.


  • 2017 Toyama Cup Japanese Speech Contest: 1st Place (Level 2)
  • Appointed as a Toyama Honorary Friendly Envoy (2017~)
  • 2017 Bridging Scholarship Recipient 
  • Study Abroad: Japanese Studies Program 2017-2018
  • Academic Peer Tutor for American Studies Program (Spring 2017~)  
  • 2019 Student Academic Honors: Helen Yeomans Luther Scholarship -- Japanese
  • Language in Motion Japanese Coordinator
  • World Language Studio Japanese Liaison
  • Class of 1969 Internship Fund Recipient
  • Yokohama Theatre Group Intern 
  • Member of JSSL and Taiko Club 
Willamette University

Japanese Studies

Willamette University
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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
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