Hometown: Nagoya, Japan
Languages: Japanese, English
Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, lifting weights, playing piano, practicing yoga, watching movies and TV shoes
Biography: My name is Ayano Takeuchi, and I am from Nagoya, Japan. I’m a senior Psychology student here at Portland State. I started my Junior year here at Portland State University fall 2018 as a transfer student from Southwestern Oregon Community College, in Coos Bay, Oregon. I spent two years after graduating from high school in Nagoya. After graduation, I’m aspiring to work in the field of human resources. Also, I am interested in the field of counseling and pursuing my master’s degree in counseling in my future.
I always had an intellectual curiosity since I was a little thanks to my grandfather. Getting souvenirs from him every time he came back from a business trip made me want to see the world with my own eyes. As I had a dream to travel around the world, I knew I had to choose the United States to study where diverse people with different backgrounds and cultures live together. While living here, I realized how my perspective and ideas belonged to my culture. I am excited to learn about cultures that I have not known as well as sharing my own culture as an ICSP member. It is an honor for me to have this opportunity because I genuinely believe ICSP helps me to grow as a person and a global citizen. As a representative of Japan, I will do the best I can to share current to historical topics of my country.