Christopher is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Todai). He holds a Masters of Engineering from Todai (Urban Engineering) and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington (Community & Environmental Planning, Japan Studies). His doctoral dissertation is working to analyze how collaborative mechanisms and community have shaped civil society’s development in metaverses (mainly in Decentraland).
He is capable of teaching up to intermediate Japanese, has taught English to people of all ages, and has worked in various tutoring positions for students at the University of Washington, Keio University, and Tama Art University.
In high school, he obtained multiple AP credits (World/US History & Literature) and graduated in the top 10 of his class (out of 350). He received perfect scores on his SAT essays and scored in the 95th percentile.
As an undergraduate, Christopher studied spatial planning/compact cities abroad for five months at the University of Groningen and Japanese for one year at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies via the Monbukagakusho Japan Studies Scholarship. Other scholarships include the University of Tokyo Fellowship (Todai’s highest level scholarship) and the GLAFS program’s – a cross departmental program at Todai focusing on alleviating problems related to aging societies via action research in collaboration with various neighborhood associations (chonaikai) and living labs throughout Japan.
Additionally, Christopher has worked as an RA at Todai, has published research, and also regularly translates college-level texts to English for academic journals, as well.
In his free time he enjoys exploring various genres of music, spending time with friends, focusing on nutrition and fitness, exploring, gaming, studying Japanese, and researching/learning about anything he finds interesting.
Elementary School, Middle School, High School
English, Math, Humanities