I graduated summa cum laude from Walled Lake Western High School, Michigan, USA and am currently studying population ecology at the University of Tsukuba. I was born and raised in the United States by Japanese parents, so I have had a very high cultural tolerance since I was little, and have no difficulty working with people from varying backgrounds. I love to learn new things and am interested in a wide range of topics, from graphic designing to business consulting, to computer engineering. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and futsal with my friends from the Japanese and international program of the university.
I am currently in the Population Ecology Lab, conducting research on how the "relay" of flowers in an area affects the population density of local bumble bees.
I was the treasurer for Tsukuba International Student Association (TISA) which is a large organization of 20+ members from both the Japanese and International student programs. We organize and manage large scale events in the area that gather over 100 visitors. Although I am officially not a part of TISA now, I still sometimes help out when I have spare time at their events.
P. Ecology Lab. is managed by Yukihiko Toquenaga and Kazuharu Ohashi who belong to Doctoral Program of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba. 'P' of P. Ecology stands for multiple meanings: population, pollination, plant, predator-prey, parasite, practical, pure, pseudo, psychedelic, and etc.
TISA is a nonprofit student-run organization that organizes large scale events every month or so and provide a place for the international students and Japanese students to meet and get to know each other. I was treasurer, managing the club's budget as well as handling the finances of each event.
2016-9 - 2018-7
AP Scholar Award
President's Award for Educational Excellence (Gold Seal)