Naoko Manabe has a Bachelor of Law and a Librarian Certificate. She started her career in Japan as a Program and Communication Coordinator at a Japanese University. After moving to Ann Arbor in 2019, she resumed her career at University of Michigan. She has lived in multiple cities including Yokohama, Barcelona, and New York City. She is highly interested in intercultural communication and loves travels around the world. She loves to read the books of Haruki Murakami, and any books that are related to her travel destinations.