Staff Spotlight: Noelani Murray – Academic Coach, Japanese Language Facilitator, Tutor

I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii. I studied Education at California Lutheran University, and since then have been traveling. In high school, I took a Japanese class on a whim, and ended up loving it so much that I studied it for five years and did a homestay program in Japan. Japan is an amazing place, and I believe that by learning the language, one can gain insight into its culture.

Teaching is my passion — a calling to deep purpose that I have felt all my life. I have taught English as a Second Language in the USA, Japan, and Thailand. Learning foreign languages helps to bring our world closer together!