College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

World Languages and Cultures

JLC Alumni Stories

Japanese Language and Culture (JLC) major students in the School of World Languages and Cultures students have brought their proficiencies in language and culture to a host of opportunities. Our students have gone into many different fields including education, law, law enforcement, entertainment, hospitality, non-profit management, localization, translation, interpretation, programming, and more, at many of the schools in our area and across California, as well as at higher-profile employers such as SONY, Google, Apple, JET, various NGOs, and the FBI. Read more about our graduates, how their educations prepared them, and what they've pursued since leaving CSUMB. 

Paul Tabag, JLC* 2007

Audible Magic, Sales Development

JLC major Paul Tabag, class of 2007

Alisha Romano, JLC 2020

University of South Florida, Graduate Student

Alisha Romano JLC class of 2020 headshot

Chelsea Yamada, JLC 2020

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, Assistant Language Teacher

Chelsea Yamada JLC alumnus class of 2020

John W., JLC 2011

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Intelligence Analyst 

John W alumni headshot


Nicholas McCullough, JLC 2019 wearing facemask


Kiara posing for selfie


A note about degree titles

*The School of World Languages and Cultures has been offering degrees since CSUMB was founded in 1995 and until 2011 the degree was titled Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures, Emphasis in Japanese or Emphasis in Spanish. In 2011 our faculty grew and now WLC offers majors in Japanese Language and Culture (JLC) and Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures (SLHC). Students listed with a star icon completed work under a WLC degree with an emphasis in either Japanese or Spanish, but are listed here according to the new major organization.