I'm a writer and producer currently working in documentary television with several narrative projects in development.
I have over a decade of experience as a columnist for Mainichi Weekly, advertising copywriter, and in non-profit development communications.
Also, I am very interested in the nature of consciousness and awareness and am working to bring ideas from the scientific and scholarly study of consciousness into print, radio, television, and film.
Developed, wrote treatment, created string-outs for editor.
Developed, researched, worked closely with editor and director in post to shape story
Associate Producer/ Story Producer
Developed, wrote treatment, created interview questions, and outline for a feature documentary produced by JJ Abram’s Bad Robot about the science of Star Trek that aired on History
Field produced, interviewed subjects, associate produced, and story produced— made string-outs, and worked closely with the director and editor from the inception of the project through all aspects of the pre-production, filming, and post-production
The Heron and the Geisha: A Life in Dance
Developed, shot, produced, and post-produced this 40-minute documentary short.
Thirteen/PBS Kids New York, NY
Researched and wrote news stories for a weekly webcast on the PBS Kids website
Pitched story ideas to editors
Worked with a panel of advisors to insure that the content fit the tone and standards of PBS Kids
Mainichi Weekly, Japan (Written monthly in New York)
January 2003 — Present
Write a monthly column about Japanese and American culture for an English language supplement in Mainichi Shimbun, Japan’s oldest newspaper
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
BA English/Creative Writing