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Storyteller Biography

Mary Nakashima
Las Vegas, NV
nakashimamary@yahoo.com

 


INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

I was born and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I learned Japanese, Portuguese, and English; traveled to Europe, Japan, and USA as a journalist; moved to California, married, had a book published, became a mother; moved to Las Vegas, shifted career to Library field, divorced, and became an American citizen. I am currently an Apprentice Librarian at the Las Vegas Clark County Library District, a graduate student in Library Science, and single parent of two wonderful kids: Alexander and Julianna.
 


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Candidate, M.S. in Library Science
Candidate, Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling Certificate
Candidate, Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services Certificate
College of Information
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

B.A. in Communications
Major in Journalism
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
 


STORYTELLING INTERESTS

I tell stories all the time . . . to my kids. Various stories from Brazil, stories I heard from my Japanese parents, stories about perceptions on life in foreign countries . . . With the Storytelling class, I started telling voluntarily some of the stories to my acquaintances and colleagues. With Advanced Storytelling, I am expecting to comfortably be able to tell stories to an audience of strangers!
 


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

I enjoy Brazilian and Japanese pastries, fresh snow, cafe-au-lait with croissant, green tea, eating dessert on the sofa with my kids while chatting and laughing; going places by plane with my kids; dining out in Brazil; napping by a sunlit window during winter.
 



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