Nick Disantis started working at the Council on East Asian Studies as Registrar and Administrative Support Specialist in November of 2011. Prior to coming to Yale, Nick spent nearly a decade working in the retail business and several years as an administrative assistant for a local start-up company. With a keen interest in continuing his education, in 2008 Nick went back to school to pursue a Master’s Degree in International Studies with a concentration on East Asia from Central Connecticut State University. An avid student of Aikido, he received the rank of Shodan from Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan in 2010 and is now Assistant Instructor at West Hartford Aikikai in West Hartford, Connecticut. Nick looks forward to meeting new students each year and welcomes anyone interested in the East Asian Studies program at Yale to stop by the CEAS office (Luce Hall, Room 320) to chat.