Associate Director of International Student Services
A.A. in Business Administration, Whatcom Community College, 2003
B.A. in Business Administration concentration in Marketing, minor in TESOL, Western Washington University, 2005
M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Western Washington University, 2006
Akane has been at PLU since June 2008. She is originally from Japan and came to the U.S. as an International Student. Akane is passionate about working with International Students and connecting them with opportunities to maximize their academic and personal experience in the U.S. She enjoys collaborating with student leaders, administrators and faculty to enrich global experience within the PLU community. Akane lives in Renton and enjoys spending time with her husband and her son, who was born in 2012.