Writing

Asian Minnesotan Identities (Minnesota Women’s Press, February 2021)

Many report that their cultural communities value familial interdependence, such as caregiving, establishing lending circles, and sharing housing. Some indicated the difficulty of adapting to the U.S. system of economic individualism.

Japanese Americans and the ADA (AllofUs, November 4, 2020

The fight of disability rights in the United States has included several Japanese-American citizens who served as local, state, and national officials. Many became involved because of personal experiences, including the mass incarceration and combat during World War II. Yet, their significant contributions to the development of the Americans with Disabilities Act has mostly been overlooked.

Two Countries, Two Elder Care Systems (Minnesota Women’s Press, April 2019)

Comparing and contrasting elder care systems and costs between my paternal grandparents in the United Stats and maternal grandparents in Japan.

Diversifying Business (Minnesota Women’s Press, April 2018)

Minnesota’s efforts to increase women-owned business with a spotlight on Wendy Sullivan, WENRICH Property & Development founder and Alice Roberts-Davis is head of the state’s Office of Equity in Procurement.

Gertrude Caton Thompson (Sheroes of History, November 9, 2017)

Biography of Gertrude Caton Thompson, an English one of the few female archaeologists of her time, who invented an excavation technique for archaeological sites and distinguished two prehistoric cultures

Patsy Takemoto Mink (Sheroes of History, September 21, 2017)

Biography of Patsy Takemoto Mink, first woman of color elected to Congress

Pretty Little Pictures: Metadata in Museums (University of Massachusetts Press blog, December 17, 2016)

My experience processing metadata during my internship at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History working on the “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II” Exhibit