Aeric Holbrook

For Aeric, it all started when he got hooked on early morning anime as an elementary school kid, which led to active volunteering at conventions, study abroad in Japan, and a Bachelor's degree in Japanese Studies. While working with Japan affiliated projects and organizations, he became a Committee Chair for the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival and received a research-focused Master's degree in International Education focusing on Japan. Having managed a number of Japanese educational and exchange programs, he most enjoyed working with students and their interests in Japan. With a background in internationalization, study abroad, and media/pop culture, Aeric plans to take their adventures further in academia and public scholarship. On the side, he has fun visiting conventions and sharing his experiences and research with all. Find more about Japan, pop culture, and media at or Aeric's twitter account: @aericsays_