Lacey Meek is a recipient of the Academic Year 2021-2022 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Click here to learn more.
I am very honored to join the Center for Global Studies as a FLAS recipient pursuing a Masters in Japan Studies with the Jackson School of International Studies this fall. As an undergraduate at Fort Lewis College, I received my BA in International Business with a minor in Spanish. While attending undergrad I pursued Japanese Studies independently and was able to coordinate a yearlong study abroad in Hirakata, Osaka. After graduation, I spent three years as a Grant Writer and Development Coordinator for Serenity House of Clallam County, a nonprofit agency that provides shelter and housing to rural communities in Washington state. My time spent in nonprofit development has awakened a passion for solving issues of social injustice and economic inequality.
With a Masters in Japan Studies, I will bring my language competency and knowledge to the advanced level required to meet my career goals of working with an organization that bolsters relations between the US and Japan, either through government or nonprofit work.