Aloha mai! I come from the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i. Throughout my career I have lived in Denmark, Thailand, and central Japan, each of which provided great lessons of new perspectives and wider view points. In addition to an MA in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai’i, I hold degrees in Finance (BBA) and History (MA, BA). Besides learning Japanese, I fanatically pursue my interests in history, tea ceremony, and anything educational. Everyone has a story to tell, and I look forward to hearing those of our students.