Sabrina Ishimatsu is the Event Coordinator and Distance Learning Instructor for the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). Prior to joining SPICE in 2012, she assisted Professor Gi-Wook Shin and Ambassador Michael Armacost at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She has experience working in the private and international public sectors including the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation, and Compuware Corporation. Sabrina is also a former teacher on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.
As the Event Coordinator, she organizes SPICE events including the Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for Secondary School Teachers, award ceremonies, and various visits by high school and college students from Japan. As a Distance Learning Instructor, she is leading the SPICE/Stanford e-Course on Global Health for Takatsuki High School.
Sabrina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Public Administration at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.
Sabrina is a former board member of the following organizations: JET Alumni Association of Northern California, JET Alumni Association of Southern California, and Gemini Crickets Parents of Multiples Club of Silicon Valley.
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