Dear members of the Scripps community,

We are honored to serve the College as your incoming Parent Leadership Council co-chairs for 2021–2023. Our daughter Emma is a rising sophomore. She’s enjoying life on Scripps’ beautiful campus this year, where she’s meeting and hearing perspectives of students from around the world, deciding on a major, and taking time outside her studies to indulge her passions for, among other things, dance, running, and baking. 


Emma, like all sophomores, began her Scripps adventure in a virtual learning environment this past year. Even from afar, we have been deeply impressed with the College’s support of our daughter and the sense of community that Scripps offered our fellow families and us. We are incredibly excited for the fall semester and new opportunities to engage both virtually and in person.


Already this summer, we very much enjoyed meeting many first-year and sophomore parents at Welcome Receptions and during move-in. We look forward to working with families from all Scripps cohorts over the coming two years.


We look forward
to working with families from all Scripps cohorts.

As we begin our new role, we express our gratitude to Jamie and Marie Crouch P’19, who served as co-chairs before us. They have been exemplars of engagement and the Scripps spirit, and we deeply appreciate their leadership and how they have paved the way for our own tenure. 


As in years past, there will be a wide range of opportunities for parents to get involved in the Scripps community. The Parent Engagement and Philanthropy team is always looking for volunteers—including people interested in acting as hosts for both online and in-person events, mentoring and coaching students in partnership with Scripps’ Career Planning & Resources, and, of course, through philanthropic efforts. Your participation, in any capacity, creates an even more exceptional experience for our students.


Please feel free to reach out to us with your questions and share your ideas for family involvement at Scripps. We are grateful to serve as your ambassadors and advocates to Scripps leadership. 


John Fukunaga
& Cheryl Shojinaga

Parents of Emma Fukunaga ’24,
Co-Chairs, Scripps Parent
Leadership Council

The Fukunaga/Shojinaga family