Ithaca, N.Y. — Akane Otani is the web developer of The Ithaca Voice. She designed this website and is responsible for keeping it running.

She can be reached at or on Twitter.

Background: A recent graduate of Cornell, Akane has written about everything from Twinkies to the Fed for USA TODAY, The Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post and CBS Chicago. Her next adventure in journalism takes her to Reuters, where she will be reporting on financial markets and learning how to navigate the NYC subway system.

Favorite Ithaca meal: Anything off the menu at Asia Cuisine. The bibim bop is sinfully good.

Favorite way to spend a Friday night in Ithaca: A great dinner, a walk through Allan H. Treman State Marine Park if it isn’t frigid out, and wine and terrible television.

Fun fact: Akane had a British accent the first two years she learned to speak English. Then she moved to an American school.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.