Unexpected Connections at Japan Society

 Rachel Kahn '00 & Yukako Yamazoe

Rachel Kahn '00 & Yukako Yamazoe

New York City is a big place, but it doesn’t stop our Parkside friends from connecting!

One of our current parents, Yukako Yamazoe, mother of Teru in Class 4-2, recently discovered that one of her coworkers at Japan Society is a Parkside alum! Rachel Kahn graduated Parkside in 2000, and works at Japan Society as a Visitor Services Assistant while she is completing coursework towards a Master of Library Science degree at Queens College!  

The two had the opportunity to catch up and learn about their shared connection to Parkside. Rachel loved her time at Parkside and misses it, and Teru was sure excited to hear that his mom, who is a Program Associate for Performing Arts at Japan Society, works with a Parkside alum! 

The Masters degree Rachel expects to complete next year will be her second! She previously earned a Master of Arts in Cinema Studies at San Francisco State University in the hopes of becoming a film librarian and archivist. She recently won the 2017 New York Library Association Dewey Scholarships, and will be attending their annual conference in November. 

In addition to her work at Japan Society, Rachel also works at the Queens College Rosenthal Art Library, and is assisting as an Archival Research Intern for the upcoming HBO series, "Random Acts of Flyness."