Hi! I’m Ashley. I grew up in a bilingual household with my Japanese mother and American father and spent equal parts of my life in both countries. I’ve taught beginner and intermediate Japanese at an undergrad university for 3 years, and later worked in Japan as a translator and company tour guide. I’ve also done volunteer work with a sister-city program and helped prepare teens and their parents for a month-long stay in Japan. My personal interests include drawing, anime, and journaling. One of my favorite parts about being a teacher is designing fun, interesting lessons together with my students. Whether its anime, Japanese history, or even food, I hope to incorporate whatever sparks your passion into our studies. I can’t wait to share my knowledge and experiences with you!