I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard Business School, where I study organizational theory, strategy, and innovation. My research focuses on social mechanisms that hinder or promote large, established organizations’ crossing over to new businesses. 

I earned a B.A. in Social Studies from Wesleyan University, where I studied economics, government, modern history, and philosophy. Before joining HBS, I worked as a research assistant to Professor Ikujiro Nonaka at Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy in Japan. 

I also teach, practice, and compete in Judo and holds a Sandan (third-degree black belt). 

I am from Hokkaido, Japan.