Division / position: Conservation Training Organizer
Fields of specialty / interests: Historic Preservation, Cultural Resource Management, and International Cooperation
Education & Career: I received my B.A. in International and Cultural Studies with a minor in Japanese as Secondary Language from Tsuda College, Tokyo in Japan (2006). I received my Masters of Historic Preservation from the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation of the University of Maryland, College Park, in the United States (2008). I interned with public and private sectors of the historic preservation field, such as the U.S. National Park Service, and the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS). Then, I became a Research Fellow for the Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation in Tokyo, an arm of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties,Tokyo Japan (Research Fellow 2008-2014, Visiting Researcher 2014-present). In July, 2014, I joined the JICA GEM-CC Project as an expert of conservation training organizing.
Message: I have worked with a 400 plus member group of international stakeholders—from government liaisons to researchers in urban planning and archaeology—whose mission is to protect cultural heritage throughout the world while respecting each other's independence. While based in Tokyo, my work took place throughout the world, surveying sites and assessing the needs for international cooperative protection efforts. I especially carried out cultural heritage protection projects in Bahrain, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Jordan. Now, I am thrilled to join the Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center Project. This place has a synergy between development and cultural resource management. I am especially excited to work in Egypt, the country that really motivated me to go in to the historic preservation field!