After speaking at Everett Community College about her mother’s wartime experience in Japanese internment camps Tuesday, Mayumi Tsutakawa (facing) is greeted by Van Dinh-Kuno, executive director of Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest.
APLI project manager, Mayumi Tsutakawa (left), talks with participants at the final.
Washington State arts advocates Mayumi Tsutakawa, Melissa Newbill, Ronda Billerbeck and Mark Gerth.
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States
Mayumi Tsutakawa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from the University of Washington. In 1977, Mayumi was given a Master of Arts degree in Communications from the same university.
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Tsutakawa graduated from Scripps College in 1970. Two years later she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from the University of Washington. In 1977, Mayumi was given a Master of Arts degree in Communications from the same university.
Tsutakawa began her career as a program planner of Seattle Department of Human Resources in 1972. Two years later she took a position of an assistant director at Asian Multi-Media Center. Then in 1976, Mayumi was appointed a reporter and editor of Seattle Times. In 1983, she became an instructor at Seattle Center Community College.
In 1984, Tsutakawa held a position of an executive director and grants manager at King County Cultural Resources Division of King County Arts Commission, where she worked until 1994. She served as a chairman of the Association of American Cultures from 2005 to 2015. In 2002, Mayumi became a manager of grant programs for the Washington State Arts Commission and had held it for fourteen years. Since 2002 she has been an independent writer and editor for local media.
In addition, she is also a presenter with the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and speaks about the troubled history of Japanese Americans in Washington State.
Mayumi Tsutakawa has two children.