Lynne Higashigawa

Lynne Higashigawa was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She grew up playing basketball with the VFW Organization. Over the years, she has volunteered with basketball camps and other extracurricular activities throughout Southern California. She attended Chapman University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduating, she began working as a behavior technician with children and young adults with Autism. She then received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University and is currently pursuing a career in this field.

Updated November 2020

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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports

Not Your Average Basketball Camp

Playing basketball has always been more than just a game for me. It’s about the relationships you make on and off the court. Growing up in the Japanese American (JA) basketball community, I not only learned the fundamentals of basketball, but also established lifelong relationships. I’m sure many of us can relate – whether it’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, etc. – sports are an important vehicle that teaches us many life lessons. Through the connections and friendships I made growing up playing basketball, I got involved with a nonprofit organization called Not Your Average Basketball Camp (NYABC), whose mission is ...

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