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Currently studying Philosophy and Japanese Language & Culture at Wellesley College.
People often ask me how that particular combination came to be, but I doubt I would never be able to justify choosing a different path. Philosophy is something I have been doing before I was even familiar with the word. As a child I often accompanied my father on business trips and long drives always seemed to turn into contemplative and analytical conversations about the world around us, why things had to be a certain way and why people might hold certain views. It might seem like a strange use of 'father-daughter' time, but for us, that was the most natural and most interesting way to spend those 3-5 hours in the car. It wasn't until high school when I was asked to help start the Philosophy club that I was able to identify what I had been doing for years as philosophy.
My relationship with Japanese doesn't have roots nearly as deep, but I have worked hard these past three years to make up for lost time. Japanese storytelling (through animation and novels) was my initial introduction to the language, but it did not take long for me to identify the language as one I wanted to acquire in depth knowledge about. As soon as I arrived at Wellesley, I began taking Japanese language courses and two years later, I flew to Kyoto, Japan to participate in a year-long intensive study of Japanese language and culture. It was at that point that I was finally able to make the connection between my interes
I am in the process of gaining experience in content and copy editing. I have a strong passion for language and finding the best, most effective way of communicating the author's intent.
Gopal's Health Food
May 2013 - August 2013
In charge of packaging and sending orders received by the company. Responsibilities included receiving and keeping track of orders, inventory, and production stages for the sake of predicting future inventory. Effective communication with those involved in production ensured inventory was as well sorted as possible.
May 2012 - August 2012
Summer job working about 25-30 hours a week as a sales-employee at Payless in Natick Collection.
Worked the register, helped customers find the right merchandise, unpacked orders and restocked shelves, learned the layout of the store and the particular "departments" within the store, kept the store clean and organized, and occasionally reorganized merchandise on shelves for the new season
Japanese Light Novel Translation
Currently working on improving my translating ability by working on translating original Japanese literature into English.
Qualifications & Certifications
Philosophy/Japanese Language and LIterature
Environmental Charter High School
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