Bachelor cum laude with honors, Smith College, 1984. Master of Arts, Jackson School International Studies, 1993. Certified in literature fiction, University Washington Extension, 1995.
Founder, president American Beyond Language Education, Tokyo, Seattle, 1986-1991. Freelance screenwriter Seattle, since 1995. Japan-American cross-cultural consultant American Beyond Language Education, Tokyo, Seattle, 1984-1992, design assistant language immersion camp, Seattle, 1990.
Various positions Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, 1995-1996.
Volunteer and hospitality chair Japan-American Society, since 1990. Orientation teacher Youth for Understanding, Seattle, 1991. Volunteer and interpreter International Children's Festival, Seattle, 1991, 92, 95.
Volunteer Greenworks, Seattle, since 1994. Youth team leader Youth Volunteer Corps, Redmond, 1994.