A little about myself.
Artwork by Chen Reichert
I love helping people understand each other.
I've worked as a teacher, a cultural event organizer, and a leadership communication trainer. I was also in a musical sketch comedy troupe, where I learned to do a kick-line in high-heels.
I grew up in and around Philadelphia so I know where to go for good cheesesteaks, but I'm much more passionate about soft pretzels.
At six-foot-three I am the shortest male in my family. Being the shortest tall man has shaped the way I see the world.
PhD, Japanese Language, Literature, & Translation Studies
University of Pennsylvania
BA, American History / Japanese Language
English / Japanese / Hebrew
Fulbright Research Fellowship in Tokyo