Noriko grew up in Tokyo and California where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine. She initially began working with young children by volunteering for a preschool her son attended in Manhattan. Prior to WMS, she worked as an Assistant Teacher / Substitute for a preschool on the UES. Every 4 years, she puts Team USA together to compete in the World Baseball Tournament for the Physically-Challenged in Japan (just had the third one in 2014!). She is very excited to be a part of the WMS community!