I am Yumi Roach and my work and education experiences are vast. I have been an educator, in the U.S. and in Japan, currently teaching sixth grade students on weekends (at Asahi Gakuen) and I taught college students in Kobe.
My Master's Degree is from England's University of Manchester and, prior to this, I studied French in Lausanne, Switzerland and in Paris for a year (non-degree program). My undergraduate is from Konan University, in American and English Literature.
<< Work Experience >>
JAPANESE INSTRUCTOR at Asahi Gakuen (Japanese immersion school on Saturdays), part-time, West LA, CA. April 2007-present
GENERAL OFFICE WORK at Tyrant King (publicist/event coordinating company), part-time, Los Angeles, CA. Oct. 2011-July 2012
TRANSLATOR for Japanese comic books to English for NETCOMICS, Oct. 2007 to Oct. 2008
TRANSLATOR for Warner Brothers Pictures' "The Last Samurai"--Japanese actors and actresses' profiles, contract work, Burbank, CA. Nov. 2002
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR at Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan. April 1999-July 2001
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR at Konan University, Kobe, Japan. April 1998-July 2001
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR at Kobe Gakuin Women's Junior College, Nagata, Japan. April 1997-March 2001