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  • Japanese art and architecture・Traditional Japanese culture・Buddhism・academic writing in the humanities and social sciences・philosophy・literature・society・travel and tourism・food, wine, hospitality


  • MA, Stanford, Japanese Language, Literature and Culture; 
  • MA, San Francisco State University, Philosophy; 
  • BS, Towson University, Philosophy; 
  • BS, University of Southern Mississippi, English Literature and Creative Writing; 
  • L'Academie de Cuisine, professional culinary training

Wide range of professional experience, including:

  • academic writing, teaching, editing
  • hospitality: culinary and pastry
  • museum administration and event organization
  • advertising
  • office manager, Web maintenance
  • teacher of English as a second language