2018 Keynote Speaker
Danielle Delpéche is a JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program alumna who spent the past three years teaching English in West Japan. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2015 with a B.A. in Asian Studies, where she focused on Japanese media. Her sophomore year was dedicated to revitalizing the school’s dormant Caribbean Cultural group, SOCA (Students of Caribbean Ancestry), and she spent her junior and senior year as its president. She received the Director’s Special Recognition Award on behalf of the Black Cultural Center of Swarthmore College for significant contributions to the Black community and campus-wide. She currently speaks three languages— English, French and Japanese — and is currently working on her fourth: Korean. Danielle has a passion for international media, especially East Asian television and film.
In the future, she hopes to return to Asia and make her mark in the entertainment industry there. Her dream is to diversify Asian popular media; to encourage the youth there to learn about different cultures around the world, as well as inspire others back home to explore the world and expand their horizons.
During her down time, she enjoys playing volleyball, watching Korean horror movies, and finding new music to listen and dance to.