Izumi Swarts joined Sasakawa USA in June 2020 and serves as the Associate Communications Manager. She manages external communications for Sasakawa USA and supports the Japan Political Pulse project.
Prior to joining Sasakawa USA, she worked as the Educational Program Officer at the Japan Information and Culture Center, the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. Before moving to Washington D.C., she worked as a sales representative at Takachiho Koheki Co., Ltd., and as a Workshop Director at a non-profit organization, Kids Earth Fund in Tokyo, Japan.
She earned MA in International Studies from University of Oregon, BA in International Relations from Asia University, and studied at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok, Thailand as an exchange student. She was born in Japan and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two young sons.