Jina is a Japanese/Iraqi mix who grew up in Tokyo. She is bilingual in Japanese and English. (Can understand very little Arabic too.) She graduated from Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) majoring in Psychological Studies in 2014.
As she was surrounded by multiple cultures from a younger age and experienced it herself by having family and friends of different countries/cultures, she is interested in a cross-cultural relationship and how that influences people’s communication styles. Also, she is interested in mixed-race individuals who grew up in an international environment and how their thinking, behaviors, or identity changes in different contexts or over time/age.
Currently, she works as a TA at TUJ for psychology courses related to gender studies, especially on women’s attitudes and behaviors in society.
She loves to interact with children and enjoys volunteering at an art camp for children held by the Nonprofit organization in Tokyo.