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Work Experience


May 2014 to present

TESOL & BILED NYC Teaching Fellows

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

School of Education Hunter College, CUNY

695 Park Avenue - HW 926

New York, NY  10065


November 2013 to May 2014

J-Prep, J- Institute, Tokyo Japan http://j-inst.co.jp/english?la=en

Part-time language instructor for  pre-k, middle and high school students


November 2013 to April 2014

Human International University College, Nishi Shinjuku Campus, Tokyo, Japan

Part-time language instructor for study abroad college students


June 2009 to August 2013

Gregg International School, Tokyo, Japan

Elementary education with American-based curriculum taught in English; teaching mixed level classroom of fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from various countries. Responsible for teaching math, language arts, social studies, science, art, physical education, technology skills and ESL.


Dec. 2008 to June 2009

US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Decennial Division,

Concord, New Hampshire, USA

As the Assistant Field Operations Supervisor for the Census Bureau’s operations within the State of New Hampshire I was responsible for hiring staff and was involved with recruiting, testing, training, management and termination of short-term field workers. I have worked intensively in statewide recruiting efforts, independently testing new applicants in various locations throughout the state. The job required me to travel extensively and liaise between the Regional Census Center in the state capital and employees working locally all across the state. I was responsible for training new hires in proper Census address canvassing protocols and the use of hand held computers in the field.


Internships and Volunteering


2005 International Center New York, 50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

I completed an internship during my junior year of college as an English Conversation Instructor working with foreign residents and foreign students residing in New York City. The essay I wrote as per the requirements of my major at City College CUNY was awarded a special prize through the American Identity Literary Prize contest and can be accessed online at http://www.oftwominds.com/robidoux.htm.



Jan. 2009

University of Oxford, UK, St. Antony’s College, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

Master of Science: Modern Japanese Studies

Master’s Thesis title, Conflicting Attitudes Towards Military Comfort Women in Public Debate in Contemporary Japan


Feb. 2008

City Universities of New York, The City College of New York, USA

Bachelor of Arts, Cum laude: International Studies, concentration in communication and culture

Undergraduate Thesis title, From Tea Service to the Service Industry: Internationalizing Japanese Women, Entrepreneurship and Modern Individualism


April 2007

Temple University, Japan campus, Azabu Juban Tokyo

Study abroad program in Japanese language, culture and history

Conducted fieldwork for City College CUNY Undergraduate Thesis. Please see below for a list of scholarships and awards which provided funding for this study abroad program.


May 2004

Bucks County Community College

Associate of Liberal Arts, sociology and liberal arts



Awards and Scholarships


2006 - 2007 Granted for research funding and language development in Tokyo, Japan

  • Freeman Award for Study in Asia, sponsored by Freeman-ASIA Foundation, Institute for International Education (awarded 12/19/2006)
  • Winston Fellowship for Study Abroad, awarded by the International Studies Department, The City College CUNY (awarded 12/27/2006)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Institute for International Education (awarded 1/5/2007)

2006  American Identity Literary Prize, Special Prize for Essay, “Meeting the World Through the

Center,” an ethnography detailing observations, experiences and insights garnered while volunteering at the International Center in NYC.  

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