Eri was born in Japan and raised in Chile. She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in Chile and earned a Master’s Degree in Spanish at Sonoma State University. She has taught Japanese at university level in Chile and Spanish to students from kindergarten to university level in the United States. Eri emigrated to North America in 2012 to study enology and viticulture. A student internship led her to Sonoma County where she has lived since 2014.
Eri is passionate about language and enjoys sharing with her students the richness of Spanish language cultures. Her Master’s Degree focus was contact linguistics, in particular as it applies to agricultural fieldwork.
Eri enjoys hiking and camping and has traveled in many parts of the world. She is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, a certified Wilderness First Responder, and a volunteer naturalist at Sonoma State University’s Fairfield Osborn Preserve. She lives with her husband and son in western Sonoma County.