Chika is one of the Resident Director’s for the Fall 2017 voyage and her vision is to help students discover their passion and use it to benefit the greater good. She was raised in Japan, CA, NJ, and currently works at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Center for the First-Year Experience. She received her BS at Elon University and M.Ed. at the University of South Carolina. She has worked with students internationally in Australia and Greece, and is excited to be back engaging with students in a global experience. Along with her passion of working with college students, she also enjoyed coaching for Girls on the Run, mentoring through the AVID program, and participating in the Civic Education Project. Chika also loves trying new foods, running, and scuba diving. Her goal in voyage 2017 is to create a community where each student feels a sense of purpose and belonging.