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People: Alumni

We want this list to grow! If you received a BA majoring in Chinese, Japanese or received an IDMA, or minored in Korean, please drop us a line and let us know what exciting or mundane things you are doing. (please email to Paula Locante)

Adam Backo

(BA Chinese, December 2007) Was at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, serving as a language translation volunteer.

Jeremy Bailey

(BA Japanese December 2006) Working for Nintendo of America. You can contact him at

Brandon Baker

(BA Japanese, April 2006) Graduate student at the International University of Japan in the Niigata prefecture where he has a full scholarship working on a Master's Degree in International Relations.

Jeremy Entwistle

(BA Japanese, April 1997) Completed graduate studies at Harvard; now working at Duke University.

Neal Hamilton

(BA Japanese, April 2008) Working in Air Force Intelligence and is stationed in Osan Air Base in South Korea.

Amy Hirschman

(BA Japanese) After completing an internship at Bang Zoom Entertainment, Amy was an Account Executive with Nikkei America (Nihon Keizai Shimbun), and Newmark Advertising (both in the Los Angeles area). She does some Japanese to English translation on the side, and last year she translated a book, "Crafting With Cat Hair" for Quirk Books. The book was published in English and distributed throughout the U.S. She is currently translating "The Buddhist Monk's Guide to Housecleaning."

Christopher Metzger

(BA Chinese, 1999) Christopher worked in finance and auditing positions in Beijing, London, and Philadelphia. In 2004, he took a position with the Department of Defense, which has taken him to Washington D.C., the Middle East, and Japan, where he currently resides.

Tuan Hoang Nguyen

(BA Japanese, December 2001) Graduate student at UCLA studying Japanese Literature.

Lisa Stewart

(BA Japanese) Working at the corporate headquarters for Dick's sporting goods.

Ashley Wingert

(BA Japanese December 2004) Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship.

Mark Tankosich

(IDMA 1990) On the faculty at the Hiroshima University of Economics, Hiroshima, Japan.