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Atsuna Matsui

MatsuiAtsuna Matsui is a fourth-year student pursuing a B.A. in
International Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

In addition to her academic interests, she has a passion for photography, visual art, and creative writing. You can see some of her work on her Photo Diary. After graduating, she plans to continue her studies in a photography program at an art school. An aspiring photojournalist, she hopes to travel abroad, taking photos and writing about global politics and local culture.

Latest read: Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84

Favorite Kiosk story: "Chanelle’s Hustle"

Next destination: I would like to work abroad in Japan or do some photo assistant work in Los Angeles.

Future plans: I want to figure out what it is that I want to do specifically. Currently, I’m interested in pursuing photojournalism or getting a job where I’ll be able to to travel overseas to see other cultures and document them through photographs and writing.

Recommended reading for everyone and why: Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It’s my favorite book. Although its about a poor girl’s mundane life, it enables you to enjoy and appreciate the little things.