Alumni

Dante Lauretta
B.A.
Japanese
1993
B.S.
Physics
1993
B.S.
Theoretical Mathematics
1993
Regents Professor of Planetary Science
University of Arizona
I studied Japanese at the University of Arizona when I was an undergraduate student, first because I had a requirement to take a foreign language, but more importantly I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted to understand how a different culture thought and how they express themselves in a way that I would be totally unfamiliar with. It was a great place to really grow intellectually and seek out... Read More
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2012
B.S.
Health Sciences
2012
Radiation Health Specialist
NASA Johnson Space Center
The East Asian Studies program at the University of Arizona not only challenged me academically, but provided me with a space to learn, grow, and explore.  The small classroom environment I experienced in Japanese classes enabled me to become close with both professors and students, allowing me to make connections I still value deeply.  My foreign exchange program with Waseda University helped me... Read More
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2013
Account Executive, Group Medical Sales
UnitedHealthcare
My UofA Humanities degree exposed me to new ways of thinking, developed my connections with people across many cultures, and helped build my confidence in new environments. A degree is not only the subject at hand, but also all of the ancillary experiences of learning. These are only a few examples of what has been a cornerstone of my success in my professional sales career.

Our East Asian Studies majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. Search here or browse below to see what you can do with your degree.

B.A.
East Asian Studies
2005
Post-Doctoral Scholar & Assistant Professor
Ohio State University 
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2020
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2015
B.A.
Economics
2015
Business Risk & Control Associate
Wells Fargo
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1994
B.A.
Political Science
1994
Director, Global Supply Chain
SIRVA Worldwide
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1974
Executive Co-Director
The Desert Foundation
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2020
B.A.
Global Studies
2020
Graduate Student and Boren Fellow
Hopkins-Nanjing Center
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2019
Mathematics Teacher
Tucson Unified School District
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1996
B.S.
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
1995
Researcher
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1995
B.A.
Art History
1995
Lecturer
University of Leeds 
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2017
B.S.
Psychology
2017
Law Student
Arizona State University
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2021
City Year
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2021
Bachelor of Music in Performance
2021
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2013
English Language Acquisition for Adults Instructor
Pima Community College
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2016
B.A.
Linguistics
2016
Localization Editor
Lionbridge
M.A.
East Asian Studies
2019
Graduate Student & Research Fellow
Johns Hopkins University SAIS
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2009
B.S.
Business Administration
2009
Director of Oil and Gas Products
BTU Analytics, LLC
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2009
M.A.
East Asian Studies
2011
Concept Artist/Designer
B.A.
Spanish
1997
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2002
Freelance Translator
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1998
Teacher
Huntington Beach Union High School District
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2012
M.A.
International Security
2015
Cyber Surety Technician
United States Air Force
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2010
Repository Services Librarian and Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2004
Senior Linguist
Google Inc.
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1977
Business Owner
Select Fleet Transportation, Inc.
Dante Lauretta
B.A.
Japanese
1993
B.S.
Physics
1993
B.S.
Theoretical Mathematics
1993
Regents Professor of Planetary Science
University of Arizona
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2015
B.A.
Global Studies
2015
Tour Director
Global Travel Alliance - Globus Family of Brands
Ph.D.
East Asian Studies
1991
Professor
National Chengchi University
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2015
B.S.
Business Administration
2015
AmeriCorps with the City of Phoenix
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2021
Ph.D.
East Asian Studies
2020
Educator
Vail School District
M.A.
East Asian Studies
1993
Assistant Dean, Grad Programs, Albers School of Business
Seattle University
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2012
B.S.
Health Sciences
2012
Radiation Health Specialist
NASA Johnson Space Center
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2010
M.A.
East Asian Studies
2012
PhD Candidate
Rutgers University
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2020
Educator
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2014
B.S.
Business Administration
2014
M.A.
Accounting
2016
Tax Associate
Epstein Schneider 
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2012
B.A.
Political Science
2012
Litigation Associate
Ropes & Gray LLP
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1995
Vice President of Product Development
SAVO
M.A.
Oriental Studies
1970
M.A.
Journalism
1977
M.A.
Education
1983
Afternoon host, NPR 89.1
Arizona Public Media
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2013
Account Executive, Group Medical Sales
UnitedHealthcare

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Kathryn Wilde
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1981
English Teacher
Wicomico County Board of Education