Walking food log that focuses on the behavior of fishmongers
As a director at IDEO Tokyo, she is responsible for developing innovative, people-centric business models that enable new growth for companies. On the surface, it may seem like a career that has no consistency or core, but she' s plunging into the unknown anyway to expand her boundaries. When she was a kid, she was forced to do more than 30 lessons. She has the kind of personality, disliking to go out in public but having joined the drama and a cappella clubs. She is not thinking 2.3 years down the road, but she thinking about the future of IDEO like family.
Father's job transfer
Intern at Bain & Company
The organic chemistry lab started getting boring and people around were interning in finance, so interested in it.
After the internship, get a job offer at Bain & Company Tokyo
Always worked until morning. Experience ranged from business strategy for large companies to investment DD for PE funds.
Get time off from Bain & Company for a year and Join Spotify Japan as a 4th Japanese member
Learn about ventures that she could not get in management consulting.
That was the golden route for people in management consulting, so somewhat aware of the exams. Chose Stanford because all the graduates shine and she thought, "If I study here, I can get an unexpected leap in life (for better or worse).
Go to school in Boston from 8th grade to 10th grade
Go to school in New York from 11th grade to 12th grade
Enter Brown University
Interested in international related things from a returnee background
Major in organic chemistry
Like it bacause it is like a puzzle.
First wanted to be a doctor, but found out that medical school was difficult for foreign nationals, so decide to pursue a research fellowship.
Intern at food studio of IDEO
Remembered her passion for food in Stanford application essay, and knew she wanted to do a food-related startup.
Join IDEO Tokyo
Couldn't imagine a company where she could be herself like this. Was an ultra-logical efficiency maniac who stands out from everyone else working on passion, but now come to enjoy diverse values and to fantasize about the world as it would be nice to have