• Staff

    The team that keeps YCAPS on track and moving forward

    Lucy Amaral

    Program Director, Getting to Know Japan

    Lucy leads the Getting to Know Japan webinar series and brings a passion for international exchange to the conversation. Prior to joining the YCAPS team, she worked on U.S. government exchange programs at the U.S. Department of State and AMIDEAST, a non-profit dedicated to bridging cultural gaps between the U.S. and the Arab World. Lucy also worked as a tour guide in Washington D.C., leading tours in both English and Arabic. She has a B.A. in Arabic Studies and Professional Writing from the University of Maryland. Now, Lucy lives in Okinawa and spends her free time volunteering for an animal rescue and learning how to cook Japanese food: she’s currently on a quest to cook a dish from each prefecture.
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