Born in Boston, but with her first memories of Hawaii, Katrina Toshiko Grigg-Saito arrived in Tokyo in December of 2007. She received her Master's from Boston University as an Earhart Fellow in Journalism and Sociology. Her work was on societal views of multi-racial identification, and took radio form in a piece she wrote and produced for NPR. From 2005-2006 she was a member of UnionDocs in NYC where she curated, performed, made art, wrote yellow arrows, orchestrated performance events and cooked massive dinners. As a dancer and actress she performed a lot, but liked most working as a dancer at the Joyce Soho in NYC on 29 Friends, playing a gang banger at the Huntington, singing at the Volksbühne in Berlin and being a company member/writer for the NY NeoFuturists. Now she writes for Skirt Magazine, Japan Times, Metropolis and is Vice Editor of this site here.