Graduated in autumn 2007 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London with a MA in Japanese Studies. Her research centred around Edo period visual culture, in particular Mount Fuji and Musashino iconography. From 2003 to 2004 she lived in Paris during her year abroad as an undergraduate, and fondly recalls the wealth of patisseries, florists and art house cinemas. From September 2007 to September 2008 she resided in Tokyo, where she worked at Taka Ishii Gallery. When not there she enjoyed exploring the city on foot, browsing second-hand bookshops, and taking the occasional photograph.