Hi! A few things about me...
First of all, I grew up in Oxnard, California - a small beach town about 45 minutes up the coast from Los Angeles. I identify as Japanese-American and my great-great grandfather was the first Japanese immigrant to North America. When I wasn't reading books or listening to music, I spent most of my time hanging out with friends and skateboarding, surfing, or playing soccer
After graduating from UCLA, I moved to London, England and lived there for 5 years where I worked as a high school teacher in the British school system. I drank a lot of tea, watched the Arsenal soccer team lose games, and caught a lot of art shows.
About 12 years ago, I moved back to the States and settled in Portland. I'm often found watching games with the Timbers Army, checking out vegan restaurants with my friends, going for long runs around NE Portland, going to shows, or doing nerdy stuff with my nine-year old son.
I'm excited to get to know and work with you this year!