Friends of the Children


  • Created original recipes
  • taught 1 hour cooking classes to teenagers
  • incorporated lessons on healthy eating in the cooking classes

 Food as Medicine Institute July 2016- Present

Team Member,

  • reviewing FAME curriculum and recipes
  • lead cooking stations and guide class participants in recipe
  • assist with weekly set-up and clean-up of workshop

Toho no Hikari June 2015- June 2016

Administrative Assistant,

  • Processing bills and inputting donations to church
  • Compiling documents and filing them away
  • Filling in at community outreach to serve Japanese Bontemai tea or as an energy therapist
  • Transcribing speeches on integrative medicine
  • Helped edit The Energy Diet

Mokichi Okada Association January 2010, 2013-July 2014

After School Art Teacher,

  • Created lesson plans to allow children ranging from grades K through 6 to explore basic art concepts
  • Facilitated classes of children, teaching them to draw and paint using various media
  • Helped set up and clean up before and after lessons

Gymboree Play and Music November 2010-August 2012

Music Instructor,

  • Expanded children’s motor, listening, social and speaking skills through music for ages ranging from 6 months to 5 years old
  • Presented different lesson plans every 3 weeks to teach songs and facilitate instrument and movement activities exploring various musical styles to students in Gymboree as well as various preschools

Waialae W+ After School Care August 2011- May 2012

After School Aide,

  • Helped supervise Kindergarten, First and 2nd graders in facilitating activities to keep students engaged

After School Leader,

  • Created activities for 2nd graders, assisted with homework, and mediated conflicts among students

Private Tutor January 2011- December 2012

  • Assisted 7th grader in transitioning from elementary school to middle school
  • Explained basic math, history and English topics
  • Counseled student about issues in school and also work/study ethic
  • Helped develop time management skills

St. Francis School August 2005-December 2005

Trumpet Instructor,

  • Created special accelerated lesson plan for high school students
  • Explained skills and techniques necessary to play the trumpet
  • Helped coach and motivate high school students to practice and become better at playing their instrument

Theatre Production Work September 2006- October 2015

  • Performed in various theatre productions at Kennedy Theater, Earle Ernst Lab Theater, and Kumu Kahua Theater as a dancer, actor and puppeteer
  • Assisted backstage in many productions at Kennedy Theater and Earle Ernst Lab Theater, and also the Hawaii Haunted Plantation duties included make-up, costuming, light board operating, running crew, puppet and costume construction, ushering and house management

Japanese Culture Center of Hawaii (JCCH) August 2009- December 2010

Discovery Box Presenter,

  • Shared Japanese Culture with children in preschool and elementary school, emphasizing inquiry-based learning
  • Facilitated various Japanese craft-making as well as games focusing on activities, set up and broke down activities


Currently enrolled in NUNM for a Master’s of Science Degree in Nutrition

Bachelor of Arts in Theater, University of Hawaii at Manoa May 2010


Public speaking; puppet shows; cooking demos; handout creations; Comfortable with both Macintosh and PC; Power Point presentations; Microsoft Word; Japanese Tea Ceremony; mindfulness and stress relief; singing; art