I'm Yuka, a bilingual 24-year-old currently living in Tokyo, Japan. I was born and raised in San Francisco, California but now have been in Japan for over 5 years. I attended International Christian University and graduated as a sociology major.
After graduating, I enrolled in Le Wagon, a 9-week full-time coding program where I learned everything from database to the user interface to be able to create my own web applications from scratch.
I am passionate about blending the two cultures I grew up with. I was an active member of the TOMODACHI Summer SoftBank Leadership Program for 5 years. This program provides Japanese high school students from the areas affected by 3.11 with the opportunity to participate in a 3-week leadership program that focuses on global leadership development and community service. Also, throughout university and after graduating, I have been teaching English to children and adults.
My interests include film photography, playing with my dog, and visiting flower fields all across Japan.