October 31, 2019
Hi! My name is Hotaka and I am the new Project Assistant at Deutsches Haus at NYU, working on the cultural program, specifically events involving the DAAD.
I am an NYU graduate, member of the Class of 2019, with a B.A. in Politics and minors in history and German. Originally, I come from Tokyo, but moved to the United States 7 years ago as a high school sophomore in Westchester. Counting the year and a half I lived here with my family from 2004 to 2006 and the yearly visits in the following summers, I definitely consider New York as my second home.
I started working at Deutsches Haus at NYU as a student worker from fall 2018, after spending the spring semester in Berlin. This semester abroad was both my first time in Berlin and my first time actually living in Germany (I had visited Sulzbach-Rosenberg, a small town near Nuremberg, for a music festival a few summers ago, but only for a couple weeks). I wanted to stay connected to German culture in some way and retain whatever I still remembered about the German language after coming back to New York, so I decided to work here.
I’m happy to be able to continue working here after my graduation – hope to see you at Deutsches Haus at NYU!