While at Earlham College, Bay focused on studying many aspects of Japanese language and culture, and dedicated a significant amount of their time to working with the indigenous Ainu community of Hokkaido, Japan. They have been a recipient of multiple Freeman Awards for Study in Asia that allowed them to intern with organizations such as the Poroto Kotan Ainu Museum (now Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park) in Shiraoi, Hokkaido, Good Neighbors Japan in Tokyo, and the Biratori Municipal Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum in Biratori, Hokkaido. Bay was also a participant in Earlham’s Japan Study program where they spent six months studying at Waseda University in Tokyo. Post-college, they worked as a translator and researcher at a company which specialized in enhancing media accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people in Osaka, Japan. They currently work with schools in the Charlotte area of North Carolina as an English Literacy Tutor, helping foster a love of learning in children who need extra help with English. Bay is fluent in Japanese, and looks forward to continually creating connections with Japan and the Japanese-English translation community this coming autumn.