Alumni Donation Ambassador - Taiyo, Class of 2009

Topics: Alumni Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Jun 17, 2022 7:45:00 PM

This June, we are running the ICS Alumni Donation Drive, a one-month initiative inviting students, alumni, faculty, and the Schools friends and family to come together, and make a collective impact on ICS' Future. 

In this blog, post, we want to share Taiyo's story, an MBA alumnus from the Class of 2009 and also one of the ICS Alumni Donation Drive Ambassadors.

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Q. What motivated you to become an ICS Alumni Donation Drive Ambassador?

The 18 months I spent in Tokyo at ICS had a greater impact on my life than any other 18 months of my adult life. I would like to help ICS bring the same kind of change to other people's lives.

Q. Who was your zemi advisor? Any anecdotes you want to share with us about your zemi?

Christina Ahmadjian. We always had fun - sometimes themed - zemi meetings at her home. One of them was Austria-themed. Also, apparently we were somewhat intimidating: Chris' daughter didn't dare to leave her room for as long as we were there.

Q. Any fun facts you would like to share with us?

In his late 20s, my father went to Japan on a Monbukagakusho (MEXT) scholarship and met my mother. In my late 20s, I went to Japan on a Monbukagakusho scholarship and met my wife. We have a son together. Wondering what he will do in his late 20s...

Q. What is the best memory from your time at ICS?

Same as everyone: Takao!


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