My name is Mali Shimojo, and if you read this, and are unsure of how to pronounce it, rest assured you are not alone!
The Baldwin Scholars Program has been an amazing experience thus far, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. I am continually inspired and humbled by the intelligent, well-spoken, and talented women that are a part of this program.
I have grown up in both Massachusetts and Tokyo. Although I have resided in Tokyo for the past eight years, my allegiances to the Red Sox and Patriots remain strong. (My younger brother, Kai, and I would still tune in for games despite the time difference.)
I attended high school at the American School in Japan, where I was a cheerleader. I have been fortunate enough to continue cheerleading as a member of Duke Cheerleading. Aside from cheerleading, I am also involved with Business Oriented Women, and my sorority, Alpha Phi.
In my spare time, I enjoy singing and playing the piano, and I am the happiest when surrounded by my positive and loving family and friends.