I am Heidi Felder from Seal Beach, California. I will be working as a Sapporo international coordinator from this summer (2010).
My hometown is located in southern California, where many ethnicities are intertwined and fused into a unique culture. I have grown up experiencing many customs, cuisines, and interactions with several international families and friends. I hope such experiences will assist my services for Sapporo City.
I have just graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Japanese Language and Literature, and a minor in Management. During this time I had the opportunity to study abroad in Kyoto at Doshisha University for 5 months and had an excellent experience. After studying as a foreign student in Japan, I wanted to experience Japan as a working adult, as well as improve my translating skills. The JET program offered such a wonderful environment to fulfill my interests, and I am very fortunate to be here. This will be my first time living in a snowy climate therefore I am both scared and excited to live here during the winter.
Please feel free to visit me during the Let’s Talk sessions or if you see me around town. I would be looking to meeting all of you!!