Ever since elementary school, Aki has loved history. She received her BA from Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in History and graduated Cum Laude. Her undergraduate thesis, which focused upon Winston Churchill, earned her History Departmental honors and distinctions. As an undergraduate, she was also awarded the competitive and prestigious Hanna Holborn Gray Undergraduate Research Fellowship, which funded her independent investigation into military intelligence and Operation Market Garden. After college, Aki completed New York University’s two-year Pre-Medical Post-baccalaureate program, took the MCAT, and applied to medical school. Despite getting accepted into medical school, she decided to return to her true passion and has just completed her MA in the "History of Warfare" at King's College London. Aki is a military historian. Her specialty focuses upon military intelligence history, a subject that she has lectured on.

Aki has worked as a peer mentor, tutoring students and giving advice on essay writing. She also spent two years working as a tour guide and office assistant in Bryn Mawr College's Office of Admissions. Aki is an active member of Bryn Mawr's alumna network, frequently attending admissions events. As a historian, she is a strong writer with substantial experience with expository writing. Her latest paper, written with the NYU Department of Breast Surgery, will appear in the medical "Breast Journal." Aki is also intimately familiar with the college, medical, and graduate school application process. She knows how to craft an essay and application to perfection!

When not working, Aki enjoys cooking and baking. She also enjoys playing with her black cat (Jiji), eating sushi, watching movies and British TV, as well as spending time with friends and family. 

Education & Qualifications
  • King's College London, History of War MA Program
  • New York University, Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program 
  • Bryn Mawr College, BA cum laude with honors in History; minor in Japanese language 
  • Expository Writing
  • History
  • Admissions Coaching (College, MD)