KAYLA JOHNSTON-MITCHELL '17 

J.F. OBERLIN UNIVERSITY '17-'19

Kayla Johnston-Mitchell graduated in May 2017 as an East Asian Studies major and Economics minor, and has considerable experience in Japan. She studied there for a summer during high school, spent a year on the Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University, and has traveled widely throughout the country. Her fourth year at Oberlin, she completed the 500-level of Japanese. Kayla has taught English to children in Japan, is a Bonner Scholar, and has taught Japanese to children through the YMCA’s Kids Explore Japan program. In Japan, she hopes to explore the traditional arts of tea ceremony and archery. In the future she sees herself working for the U.S. State Department or as a rehousing consultant for companies seeking to relocate staff to East Asian countries.