I'm an author, editor, and translator based out of Tokyo. My short stories and essays have appeared in Colorado Review, Portland Review, Los Angeles Review of BooksNinth Letter, and Witness, and you can find links to my work on the Writings page. In 2013, I was awarded a Fulbright grant to research When the Waves Came, a nonfiction manuscript about the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. I am currently writing my dissertation toward completion of a Ph.D. in English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.