Soka Women’s College
Maiko is from Houston, Texas. She doubled-majored and received her BA in International Relations and East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Southern California in 1998. She then pursued her graduate studies in Second and Foreign Language Education with a Concentration in TESOL at Soka University of America and earned her MA in 2000. She began her teaching career in April 2001 at Soka Women’s College, and she is currently an Associate Professor there. Maiko has been a JALT member-at-large since 2001 before becoming the Director of Records.