Ms. Suzuki received her MA in East Asian Languages & Literatures with a specialization in Japanese pedagogy in 1997 from The Ohio
State University, an MA in Linguistics in 1995 from Texas Tech University, and her BA in English & American Studies in 1991 from
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Japan.
Ms. Suzuki is a native speaker of Japanese, and has near native fluency in English. She is a member of The Society for Teaching Japanese (Nihongo
She has been an instructor of Japanese at Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Washington University in St. Louis,
National University of Singapore, and with the Alliance for Language Learning & Education (ALLEX) Japanese Teacher Training Institute at
Portland State University.