Tarrant County College District
Daiju Hoshino is a biology instructor at Tarrant County College District. Daiju was born and lived in Japan until the end of high school. He received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in science from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a graduate teaching assistant, a student told him that he inspired him to seriously pursue science, leading to his final decision to be involved in education. He returned to Japan to work at Shonan Seminar, Inc., one of the leading education companies there with more than 300 schools throughout Kanagawa prefecture. He was promoted to the highest rank as an instructor. Later, he worked directly under the CEO to analyze the data collected from more than 20,000 students and provided strategies to improve students' learning. To further broaden his capacity to serve a community with education, he moved back to the United States to learn more about higher education and how education can change a community and a country.