Originally from St Louis, Missouri, Emily Stroble is currently earning her M.A., majoring in Japanese History. She earned her B.A. from Seton Hill University in 2012 in Theatre Technology and Design. She also completed a Japanese Certificate program from partners Webster University and J.F. Oberlin University in 2017. While living in St Louis, she developed a fascination with the World's Fair held there in 1904, and she is currently studying the history leading up to and involving Japan in the fair. She is also currently interested in how image, fashion, and history work together in Japanese culture.