Colby Hester



Colby Hester received their Bachelors degree from Carleton College in Minnesota, majoring in Asian Studies with a focus on East Asian Art History, and minoring in Japanese language. They graduated with Distinction in their major for their senior research project on LGBT issues in Japanese manga.


Colby has 3 years of experience tutoring Japanese at the college level through Carleton's Japanese Department, and has continued working with high school students since returning to San Diego in 2021.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Can play 6 musical instruments
  • Has two pet dogs
  • Survived the -50F Minnesotan Polar Vortex of 2019