Hi! Welcome to my class. I was born and raised in Kobe, Japan. Like all of you, I attended an international school. I loved its multicultural atmosphere and I participated in a variety of activities—choir, band, cheerleading, drama, and student body council. After that, I received my B.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University in 2009. I continued to further my education and received a M.A. in Applied Linguistics at the University of Tokyo. Realizing my love for teaching, I am currently pursuing my teaching certification through an online program.