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Welcome to my personal website. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University’s Department of Political Science in Philadelphia, PA.

My Area of Research: My research interest lies in Comparative and International Political Economy, finance and financial regulation, and climate change and sustainable finance.  My dissertation project investigates why some advanced industrialized countries have implemented stringent financial regulation in the years after the 2008 global financial crisis, while others seem to remain aloof from such reform efforts.

Methodologically, my preferred approaches are comparative historical analysis, process tracing, archival and documentary research, and semi-structured interviews. But outside of these approaches, I have experience in conducting statistical and network analysis.

My Background: I was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan. My parents and I moved to the United States when I was 14. I earned my B.A. in History at the University of Oregon, my M.A. in Social Science at the University of Chicago, and am on my way to completing my Ph.D. at Temple University (expected completion is Fall 2022).

Before starting my doctoral program, I was a research associate at a management consulting firm in Chicago, IL.