Student & Alumni News

We encourage our students and alumni to send us their news. We've provided an online update form to make this easy and convenient.

About our Current Students

Elizabeth Denny '14 is working on an intership this summer at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., specifically, the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, which covers China, Japan, and Korea. She'll be helping to prepare for two Korea-related conferences. (2012)

About Our Alumni

Recent News!

Sara Caudill '12 is heading to Korea to teach English as a Fulbright on their English Teaching Assistantship program. (2012)

Zachary Eller '12 is going to Japan to teach English with Interac. (2012)

Mark Johnson '09 is in Kochi, Japan teaching English in Junior High and Elementary schools through the Japanese Government JET program. (2012)

David Ranzini '12 is going to Japan to teach English with the Japanese Government JET program. (2012)

Alumni Archive

Jeff DeMars '11 started a job at the Japan Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C.  He is working as the Webmaster/Office Manager for the JICC and is really enjoying working with everyone, planning events, and updating the website. (2011)

Lauren Klaasse '11 is starting a graduate program in Public Policy at George Mason University. (2011)

Chris Bubb '10 is in Ishikawa, Japan teaching English in Junior High and Elementary schools through a program run by Interac. (2011)

Mike Crandol '07 is currently in University of Minnesota's Ph.D. program in Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media, and attended Stanford University's InterUniversity Center Japanese language program in Yokohama Japan 2009-2010. Mike is working on Nakagawa Nobuo, a horror-movie director from the 1950s and 60s who influenced the J-Horror boom. He has also written reviews of Asian entertainment on YesAsia.com. (2011)

Pam Kennedy '10 is working in bank examination with the Federal Reserve Bank out in Los Angeles. Her examination team will work with many Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese banks. (2011)

Peter Luebke '05 is currently a student in the graduate program on Southern History in the American History Ph.D. program at University of Virginia. He has an article, “Maruo Suehiro’s ‘Planet of the Jap’: Revanchist Fantasy or War Critique?”  that he co-authored with Professor Rachel DiNitto, forthcoming in the Australian journal Japanese Studies. (2011) 

Nathan Revere '10 is doing graduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison in their Anthropology Ph.D. program, focusing on language and culture in Japan. (2011)

Loretta Scott '10 is currently working in NYC in marketing/business development. She started a Youtube series called "The Difficulties of Japanese" in 2007, and was eventually contacted by YesJapan Corporation, which provides real-world and online courses for Japanese langauge learning. She's now contracted as a video producer, and creates youtube-style education videos for their website www.yesjapan.com ! (2011)

Megan Locke '10 is on the JET program teaching English in Japan. (2010)

Julian Oreska '09 works as a product developer for the toy company Bandai at their headquarters in Asakusa, Japan. Julian was a double Business and East Asian Studies major who also completed the Canon Corporation internship in summer 2009. (2010)

Jenny Davy '08 did a year of study abroad in Tokyo at Keio University. She went on to a two-year course of study at the Cooperstown Graduate Program doing a Master of Arts degree in History Museum Studies. (2008)

Nancy Marsden '08 is a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa studying ethnomusicology. She's combining her East Asian Studies and Music majors from W&M into the area of Japanese music. She hopes to focus on popular music in Japan. (2009)

Amy Palesko '06 was William & Mary's first Fulbright to Japan. She studied at the University of Osaka and is currently residing and working in Japan as a design engineer at Nokia. (2008)

Michael Berman '05 is in the master's program of social sciences at the University of Chicago. (2007)