Successful Alumni: Japanese Majors from the University of Mount Union

Ashley Gauer ’09 and Melody Brown ’11 were invited to give a speech about their new careers on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the University of Mount Union. The speech was sponsored by the National Japan Foundation. During their talk, Gauer and Brwon provided useful and valuable information about how they are using their education and knowledge of the Japanese language in the real world.
Ashley Gauer ’09
After spending a few years in the JET Program, Ashley Gauer started working at Bucyrus Precision Tech, a Japanese company in Ohio, which produces transmissions for the automobile industry. As an interpreter and translator, she interprets for employees and guest during business meetings and translates important documents for the company from English to Japanese.

Melody Brown ’11
Melody Brown recently started teaching Japanese in 2014 at Stow-Munroe High School in Stow, Ohio. She teaches four different classes from beginner to advanced levels, and the enrollment in her classes is still increasing.

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