I am a highly skilled and versatile professional with a diverse background spanning program management, communications, and Japanese language expertise. With a strong foundation in financial management, grant administration, and social media communications, I have made significant contributions to a wide range of organizations, including the University of Pittsburgh, Twitter, and Meta. My ability to excel in dynamic environments, paired with my proficiency in Japanese language and cultural considerations, positions me as a valuable asset for any team or project.
Social Media Communications
Japanese Language Proficiency
🏛️ University of Pittsburgh - Program Manager (Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice @ Pitt Law)
I managed program finances, spearheaded communications efforts through various channels, supported grant application processes, and played a crucial role in project execution.
🗳️ Allegheny County - Administrative Assistant (Elections Division)
In this role, I implemented election management software, trained staff, managed public communications, and oversaw contracts for poll worker training.
🐦 Twitter - Program Associate (PublisherHelp) & Japanese Language Associate (Trust & Safety)
At Twitter, I produced instructional videos, trained high-profile clients, conducted content moderation, and provided on-call support. My Japanese language skills were instrumental in expanding Twitter's Japanese content moderation team.
🌈 GLBT Historical Society - Communications Assistant & Volunteer
I executed successful email marketing campaigns, conducted grant research, coordinated volunteers, and contributed as a volunteer writer.
🌐 Meta - News Credibility Specialist
I assessed news articles for misinformation signals, collaborated with the editorial team, and analyzed fake news dissemination trends.
🎶 YouTube - Japanese Language Research Coordinator
Collaborating with a team of Japanese language experts, I curated the Japanese marketplace of the YouTube Music app, ensuring linguistic and cultural considerations were met.
🏢 Update Legal Staffing - Japanese Language Paralegal Team Lead
In this role, I provided support to lawyers in major multinational cases, managed a team of translators, and produced high-quality translated work product.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Literature, Japanese Language and Culture, Humanities, Media, and Cultural Studies from Macalester College
Certificate in Advanced Japanese from Middlebury Language Schools
Coursework in Masters of Library & Information Science from San Jose State University
Certificate in Classical Japanese from KCJS: Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
Accounting Foundations (LinkedIn)
"Allusion and Longing in Satoshi Kon’s MILLENNIUM ACTRESS" (Perisphere, 03/2022)
"The Day the Street Lights Stayed on in San Francisco" (Bobcut Magazine, 09/2020)
"Crawford Barton: Capturing a City’s Gentle Carnival" (History Happens: Newsletter of the GLBT Historical Society, 11/2019)
"Digitizing Volunteer Uncovers the Queer Past" (History Happens: Newsletter of the GLBT Historical Society, 10/2017)
Translation & Localization Software
Research & Strategy