Hello! My name is Norihito Naka, and I am currently a sophomore studying at Tufts University in Somerville, Massachusetts. During high school, I went to boarding school in New England, where I was motivated to think about my identity as a Japanese citizen studying in America. In college, I have been involved in laboratory research and public service work which help me explore and learn beyond the classroom. When I am free, I love spending time with people and going on adventures to discover new things.
During orientation, I was told that JASC would be a life-changing experience, and it truly was. At JASC, I was challenged to lean forward to try new things: intellectually, socially, and mentally. I was able to understand more about myself through struggling, laughing, and learning with everyone and, what's more, create true friendships that I value and cherish to this day. I am excited to be part of this experience, and I am looking forward to getting to know you!