about me

at some point i'll put something official here

I do lots of things

I'm from San Bernardino, CA. I graduated from UC Riverside in 2006 as an English major,

I lived in Tokyo for a couple years, am fluent in Japanese, 

and am now doing two things:

finishing a PhD at Cornell University on Japanese rap music

and journalism.

I used to write for the Los Angeles Times, and am now a correspondent on Vice News Tonight on HBO

For recent things I've written for various outlets, check here. To check out my library collection of Japanese hip-hop materials at UC Riverside, check here (it's open to the public).

And here's an abbreviated resume. Feel free to contact me if you need specifics.

 

 

 

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