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 actually the first Japanese immigrant to North America. When I was 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. In addition to teaching high school English, I spent my time drinking tea, watching the Arsenal soccer team lose games, and going out to weird art shows.
Eventually, I moved back to the States and settled in Portland about 11 years ago. I usually spend my time watching games with the Timbers Army, checking out vegan restaurants with my friends, going for long runs around NE Portland, or doing kid's stuff with my eight-year old son.
I'm excited to get to know and work with you this year!