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Emily Masuda is a first-year MFA student in Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis. Before going back to school to focus on her writing, Emily taught English at high schools in Winters, California, and Gifu, Japan. She writes fiction and plans to write a historical novel for her thesis. She is interested in preserving stories of immigration, assimilation, and biculturalism through writing—in particular, documenting as authentically as possible the experience of Japanese Americans. One of her current research projects is about the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony located outside of Placerville. When she isn’t writing, Emily volunteers at the local public library and co-directs Stories on Stage Davis. In her free time, you can find her reading, hiking in the mountains, or baking sourdough bread.
ENL 113B—Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (TA)
“Trying,” The First Line, 23.4, Winter 2021
“Hear the stories of best-selling author and student contest winner,” Davis Enterprise, April 2021
“Fall Seasonal Foods,” The Japan Times, 2019
“Chisako Higashiya and Her Annual JET-Family Thanksgiving,” AJET Connect Magazine, 2018