Kathryn Bubolz joined Sasakawa USA in January 2022 as an associate program officer. She supports publications, such as Commentary & Analysis and the Japan Political Pulse series, and Sasakawa USA’s communications.
Prior to joining Sasakawa USA, Kathryn worked at International Business-Government Counsellors, a Washington, DC-based government relations firm, where she helped manage an international trade association’s conferences, communications, executive committee, and membership.
Kathryn’s connections to Japan include an internship at the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and experience as an assistant language teacher on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program in Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken. For three years, she feels fortunate to have lived in Hida-Takayama, often known as a “Little Kyoto” and “snow country.” Additionally, Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is one of her favorite books.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics from St. Olaf College and a certificate in project management from Georgetown University.