EDUCATION
The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Double major: B.A. Japanese and Studio Arts, Certificate in Asian Studies
Cumulative GPA: 3.943      Studio Arts GPA: 4.0      Japanese GPA: 4.0
September 2007 – June 2012
Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
September 2010 – March 2011
Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Le Cordon Bleu Program, Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Degree: Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts
Cumulative GPA: 3.73
September 2005 – April 2007
SKILLS
· Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge
· HTML, CSS
· Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel
LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS
2012 Level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, administered jointly by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Educational
       Exchanges and Services, December 2012
2004 Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, administered jointly by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Educational
       Exchanges and Services, December 2004
2003 Level 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, administered jointly by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Educational
       Exchanges and Services, December 2003
PROJECTS/RESEARCH
2011 Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Summer Research Award in Studio Arts, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Studio Arts Wyoming Field Study, University of Pittsburgh Honors College, Rock River, WY
2010 Colloquium Speaker, The Third Workshop on the Encounters of Young Scholars on Asian Studies, 'Unearthing the Art of
       Traditional Japanese Pigment Painting', Kobe University, Japan
Brackenridge Summer Research Fellowship in Studio Arts, University of Pittsburgh Honors College, PA
HONORS/AWARDS SINCE 2007
2012 Japanese Studies Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh, PA, 2011 – 2012
Betty Blockstein Levine Memorial Award, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, University of Pittsburgh, PA
A.J. Schneider Award, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Dean’s Honor List, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA Spring 2012
2011 Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship, for study at Kobe University, Japan (funding was revoked as of May 2011
       due to natural disasters and cancellation of exchange program)
Edward Powell Award, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, University of Pittsburgh, PA
University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Dean’s Honor List, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, Fall 2011
2010 USS Foundation Undergraduate Research Award, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan, administered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese, for 2010-2011
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for 2010-2011, for full-time study at Kobe University, Japan (funding
       revoked as of September 2010)
University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Dean’s Honor List, School or Arts & Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA
2007- Dean’s Honor List, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, Fall 2007, 2008 – 2009
2009 Dean’s Star, College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008 and June 2009
EXHIBITIONS/COLLECTIONS
2012 A.J. Schneider Reading Room Collection, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, PA, for 2012-2013
Studio Arts Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Wyoming Field Study Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA
2011 Studio Arts Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA
2009 ‘Nests', collaboration with Artist-in-Residence Anna Divinsky, Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Studio Arts Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA