Elijah Greenstein earned his B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 after completing a thesis on Chinese reactions to Japanese imperialism in Northeast China. After graduation, he entered Japan's JET Programme and taught English in a rural village in Nagano Prefecture for a year. He then traded in Nagano's mountains for Tokyo's skyscrapers and spent a second year in Japan studying Japanese in Keio University's Japanese Language Program. He is interested in modern Chinese and Japanese history, and looks forward to new challenges at Princeton.