Pitzer Spotlights

2004-2005 Spotlight Archives

Lisa Okamoto ‘05 Awarded Fulbright to Spain

Lisa Okamoto '05Lisa Okamoto ’05, a Linguistics major with a minor in Spanish, enrolled at Pitzer College for a number of reasons. “I especially selected Pitzer due to its outstanding reputation for its study abroad programs,” she said. Lisa will travel to Spain in the fall to research the Japanese diaspora to Spain. She seeks answers to several questions surrounding the influx of Japanese female performers who arrive in Spain to study the art form of the flamenco dance. Why are many Japanese fascinated with flamenco? How does the flamenco world in Spain feel about this new group of performers entering their world?

This summer Lisa is completing an internship with a Japanese national newspaper based in Los Angeles.