I grew up in Sapporo, Japan, and spent the last 10 years in Tokyo. Prior to Ross, I worked for a Japanese shipping company and experienced marketing, sales, and operations. My work involved communicating with diverse people around the world such as colleagues in headquarters in the US and Singapore, ship captains, port agents, marine engineers, and our customers. I enjoyed working with different people and I liked the analytical aspects of my work but wanted to pivot to a more strategic and innovative role, so I decided to pursue MBA. Outside of work, I am a sports enthusiast and an avid volleyball player, and love traveling. I am excited to spend my next two years at Ross and would love to share my experience.