Chiemi Ma
History, North Seattle Community College

Chiemi Ma was born in Tokyo, Japan and was raised in Japan, Korea, and the island of Okinawa (Japan), including ports of call in Guam, the Philippines, Wake, Midway, and Hawaii. She has travelled through Asia, the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Humanities (Interdisciplinary), with concentrations in history, literature, and music from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Originally trained as a classical pianist, her past teaching experiences in both the music and scholastic disciplines, combined with her extensive travels, has led her to share her passion for history with an interdisciplinary perspective here at North Seattle Community College. Chiemi also teaches US History at Cascadia Community College and Humanities and Western Civilization at West Hills Community College in Coalinga, California.

Chiemi Ma was invited to participate as one of twenty-four fellows selected nationwide in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Bharata Darshan, in India, to study with leading scholars about India's past and present during this past summer. Watch Bharata Darshan PowerPoint Video here.

NSCC History Department

Dr. Maureen Nutting, Chair
Dr. Scott Rausch
Dr. Bob Brubaker