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My story

Fukuoka, Japan

Batavia, NY

Oswego, NY

New York, NY

Portland, OR

Tokyo, Japan

I grew up in a poor village in Fukuoka, Japan. All of our family was in the same town, and I barely ever left Kyushu island other than the school trip in my high school and a few family trips.

I was studying for years to get in a medical school to become a pharmacist, but “wait, what is the point of this?” I realized that my life was becoming like a cheesy novel with a predictable ending. That was the summer of senior year in high school. I started to look for colleges in the states, and told the school and my family that I wasn’t going to a Japanese university. They were shocked. My choice did not make them happy and many tried to scold and convince me not to go. But I didn’t care. “If you haven’t studied abroad yourself, how would you know what mine would look like?”


That’s how I put myself into this international journey. The best decision I’ve ever made.

2012 - 2014

SUNY Genesee Community College

A.S. General Study

A.S. Business Administration

Job experience:

Facility custodian


Extra curricular:

  • Women’s lacrosse

  • Phi Theta Kappa

  • Toastmasters International

  • International Student Organization



  • Leadership Certificate Award

  • Who's Who Among Students In American Universities And Colleges

  • Student of the Month (March 2014)

  • Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

  • Competent Communicator by Toastmasters International

  • Competent Leader Award by Toastmasters International

  • Academic All Conference Team by Western New York Athletic Conference

  • Academic Team of the Year by National Junior College Athletic Association

  • Exemplary Academic Achievement by National Junior College Athletic Association

  • Phi Theta Kappa

2014 - 2016

SUNY Oswego

B.S. Accounting

Job experience:

Resident Assistance at Seneca Hall

International Student Admission Office


Extra curricular:

  • International Student Association

  • Accounting Society

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee



  • Phi Beta Delta

  • Competent Communicator by Toastmasters International

2016 - 2017

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Assurance Associate

2017 - 2020

Deloitte, LLP

Assurance Senior
Diversity and Inclusion Committee

2020 - 

HR Institute, Inc.


Other Quolfications

  • Silver Member at Toastmasters International

  • Registered NYS CPA

  • Licensed Psychological Counselor 

  • Launching member of NGO Project 30

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