In February, I was selected as a 2012-2013 USJLP delegate! It is such an honor; only 14 Americans and 6 Japanese young leaders were chosen this year. I will travel to Seattle this summer for a weeklong conference where delegates and fellows from both countries will gather for friendship and dialogue about issues affecting both countries. It will be fascinating to see how fine art can be a part of this conversation. And next summer, I will travel to Kyoto for the conference. It will be my first time in Asia; I'm so grateful and excited!