She worked as a line cook at the Los Angeles-based restaurant Rustic Canyon in 2014-2015 and then worked at another LA restaurant called A.O.C.
She has posted culinary content on a personal, self-titled YouTube channel as well. It earned more than 320,000 subscribers.
She moved from Japan to New York City to Los Angeles.
She and Alix Traeger have both worked as producers for BuzzFeed Tasty.