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Credentials and Experience


  • Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry with a Technology Emphasis.

  • Minors in Music and Entertainment Technology - Middle Tennessee State University

  • Started studying Japanese from zero in 1999.

  • Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) from 2003-2006 in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture.

  • Almost four years living, working, and studying in Japan.

  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level 1 Certified.

  • Master of Arts in Japanese from San Francisco State University - GPA 4.0.

  • Years of experience in Japanese automotive companies working in Sales, Data Analysis, Translation, and Interpretation.

  • Manga Translations: Witch Boys! Volume 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3 and Wandering Twins.

  • JET Program Coordinator at the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville 2012-2015.

  • Instructor of Japanese language for the Tennessee Language Center  2016-2020.

  • Admin of the Facebook Group Nashville Nihongo.

  • Lead Designer on the educational app Hiragana Breaker.

  • 2020 Consul-General of Japan in Nashville Commendation Recipient in recognition for service to Japan-Tennessee relations.

  • Media Consultant for the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville since 2022.

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