Eliot completed his undergraduate studies with a double major in Japanese, East Asian Studies and a minor in Education at UC Davis in 2007.

He graduated from San Francisco State University in Japanese with an emphasis in Teaching as a Foreign Language in January, 2016.

He is currently teaching Japanese at CSUS, California State University Sacramento, and also works as freelance translator.

Eliot created a website for Japanese language learners and instructors for his graduate thesis project. The website project shows students and teachers how to incorporate Rakugo, a form of humorous Japanese storytelling, in their lesson plans and supplement their Japanese study. You can visit the website by clicking the link: http://rakugogaku.com