After working for six years as a teacher in Tokyo, Lance was looking to segue back into life in the West. Ei served as his vehicle for this transition. For the first term he found solace in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, working as a content strategist with Cause+Affect in Vancouver, BC. Then, he sought to enrich his portfolio through collaboration with leading digital creative agency SapientNitro in Chicago. For his final term, he left America again; this time taking on a communications role for a Japanese project design team working in Milan, Italy, called Peace Kitchen. Lance used the year with Ei to reestablish his place in the world, realizing that it’s something he can carry with him wherever he goes.