Founder & Executive Director
When 1989 went and 1990 began, Hiroko stepped out of West Germany and into East Germany through the Brandenburg Gate with millions of people from all over the world. That was the moment the world changed forever. She picked up a piece of the Berlin Wall and realized firsthand that small ambitions of many people could cause a paradigm shift in the previously divided world.
In 1992, Hiroko studied in Italy when the European Union was established and the treaty was signed. It was another event that changed the world map. The previously divided world was united and the change led to a major ripple effect in the rest of the world. Hiroko and her classmates realized that they could be part of the change and contribute to the betterment of the world.
As a new century began, the United States has survived a number of major recessions and natural and man-made disasters.
Many young people, educated or not, faced an uncertain future. But innovation brought new opportunities and opened up more doors. The innovative world demanded far more proficiency in math and English to meet the fast-changing social and scientific needs such as personal computing and cellular technology, bioengineering and finding a replacement for fossil fuel to name a few.
After a life as a management consultant, Hiroko found passion in educating young people and decided to share the knowledge and skills to empower young people, so more doors will open for them.
Hiroko holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She worked as an international corporate management consultant and is proficient in 4 languages.