January 2, 2010
I'm working on a PhD in Japanese literature and film at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In my spare time I love cooking, painting, blogging about film, literature, and social issues, and exploring L.A. I volunteer with a wonderful organization called WriteGirl, which matches teen girls with professional women writers to encourage them to find their own creative voice and develop self-confidence through writing. I try to stay involved in local and national politics, and I'm committed to doing what I can to make the world a better place.