Stanford Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, Japan:

Advanced language study. Received the Culture & Literature Prize.


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH:

M.A. in Japanese and Chinese linguistics.


University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA:

M.A. in general linguistics, with courses in TESOL and Chinese linguistics.


Goshen College, Goshen, IN:

B.A. in English and biology with TESOL certificate.



Freelance translation:

Translation of legal, business, and general documents. ATA certified, Japanese to English.


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH:

Taught first-year Japanese as a graduate teaching associate.


Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan:

Taught English conversation, listening, and writing as a full-time instructor.


English Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh:

Taught speaking, writing, reading, grammar and listening lab at all levels.


Jiangsu Agricultural Academy, Nanjing, China:

Taught English conversation at all levels and lectured on American culture.

Institute of Veterinary Science, Pulawy, Poland:

Taught English conversation and consulted on scientific writing in English.


Goshen College, Goshen, IN:

Editor-in-chief of the college's weekly newspaper.


Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China:

College exchange program. Studied Chinese language and culture; taught English conversation.