Keiko Shimizu is currently a MA student in the East Asian Department. As an undergraduate student at Sophia University, she majored in Japanese Studies, with a focus on Japanese language and linguistics, as well as mass media. She then got her Master's degree in TESOL at Soka University of America. Upon earning her MA, she taught English at 4 different universities, 1 college, 1 high school and 2 elementary schools in Tokyo, Japan. She is now pursuing her second MA in Japanese (educational) anthropology. She is an educator at heart who has a broad range of interests and a strong desire to learn, experience and grow for the sake of her future students.