National Council

Sterling Diesel

Sterling Diesel


Chair

The National AJET Chair is the face of AJET and acts as the chief representative voice of AJET to the media and other organizations. The chair sets AJET’s agenda for the year and works with the council to make sure AJET’s goals are being accomplished and that everything AJET does is in line with this agenda and the goals outlines in the AJET Constitution.
You may contact Sterling here.

Daniel Brooks

Daniel Brooks


Vice Chair

The Vice-Chair works with the Chair and Treasurer to ensure an efficient Executive body. Duties include organizing the AJET workshops at Tokyo Orientation, supervising the elections for the National Council, chairing meetings where the Chair is not present, preparing agendas and organising the minutes for meetings, and running the AJET conferences and orientations.
You may contact Daniel here.

Aaron Gilling

Aaron Gilling


Treasurer

The National AJET Treasurer works with the Chair and Vice-Chair to ensure an efficient Executive body. The Treasurer works to administer and supervise the AJET budget, including all financial transactions. The treasurer also plays a supervisory role in matters pertaining to the function and productivity of the council.
You may contact Aaron here.

Sakinah Mohd Khalid

Sakinah Mohd Khalid


CIR Representative

Hi there fellow CIRs! Welcome to the community! Our numbers may be small but our voices can be loud! Or that is what I'd like to think haha. Do not hesitate to make friends with the nearest CIR you meet during orientations or conferences and keep in touch because one of the better parts of being CIRs are visiting one another all across the country!! CIRs are a diverse lot who do quite diverse work so feel free to ask your fellow coworkers about their jobs and workplaces (and mayors!) too. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need help and keep in touch with the community okay? Hope to see you around!!
You can contact Sakinah here.

Jared Oliva

Jared Oliva


Director of Advertising

Works to get the best deals for JETs. The Director of Advertising is the go-between for companies and the JET community. He negotiates with partners, keeps our Facebook presence spam-free, and makes sure JETs know about upcoming discounts, giveaways, and special deals.
If you are interested in advertising with AJET or would like to know more about which advertising packages are ideal for your organisation, please contact Jared here.

Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Edwards


Director of Public Relations

The Director of Public Relations writes and manages public content for AJET, directs all AJET promotional campaigns, and works to ensure that AJET is effectively represented to those we serve. The Director of Public Relations is always seeking to further JETs’ knowledge of AJET and the resources it provides.

You may contact Jennifer here.

Maia Martucci

Maia Martucci


Director of Social Media

To maintain and update AJET’s social media presence. The Director of Social Media ensures that JETs are kept up-to-date on JET and AJET activities within their communities and throughout Japan through prompt social media updates.

You may contact Maia here.

Maria Chaverri

Maria Chaverri


Director of Affiliate and Community Relations

To increase and support JET and Japanese community members’ participation in AJET events and activities. The Director of Affiliate and Community Relations both manages AJET Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and develops new and ongoing programs within AJET to strengthen the JET community.

You may contact Maria here.

Seamus McGurgan

Seamus McGurgan


Director of Digital Resources

To maintain and update the current database of resources, and to create new resources. The Director of Digital Resources strives to improve the daily lives and adventures of current and future JET Programme participants.

You may contact Seamus here.

Leslie Wier

Leslie Wier


Director of Professional and Education Development

In order to provide JETs with timely, innovative, and high quality resources that will enrich and enhance their personal and professional development, the Director of Professional and Education Development (DPED) actively seeks out new opportunities, partnerships, and materials that will assist JETs in becoming more skilled and accomplished educators and professionals. This includes the curation of up-to-date tools that will enable JETs to broaden their skill-sets and prepare them for transition into a variety of careers after their JET tenure has ended. If you have any questions at all about professional and personal development as a JET, please feel free to e-mail Leslie and she will do her utmost to assist you!

You may contact Leslie here.

Amon Bradshaw

Amon Bradshaw


Director of Volunteering

To manage volunteer resources by making available volunteering opportunities to the JET community. The Director of Volunteering organises events through National AJET including the Race to the Top and Community Service Trip, seeks out volunteer opportunities with other organizations, shares information through social media and Block Representatives and offers guidance to JET volunteers.

You may contact Amon here.

Ashlie O'Neill

Ashlie O'Neill


Director of Alumni Relations

To link past JETs (alumni) and current JETs. The Director of Alumni Relations (DOAR) works to strengthen the relationship between AJET and the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) by providing current JETs and alumni chances to interact and share their knowledge. The DOAR is also responsible for promoting AJET to the JET alumni community, and shares information and job opportunities JETs in return.

You may contact Ashlie here.

Ryan Hata

Ryan Hata


Director of Alumni Resources

To manage the networking resources for current JETs and JET alumni. The Director of Alumni Resources builds solid ties between JETs and JET alumni by bridging opportunities between the communities, and relaying information and employment prospects between the two in coordination with the Director of Alumni Relations.

You may contact Ryan here.

Patrick Finn

Patrick Finn


Head of Visual Media

To ensure that all AJET content is visually consistent and clear in print and on the web. The Head of Visual Media establishes and maintains the image of AJET throughout its publications, including Connect magazine, AJET.net, reports, and other related materials.

You may contact Patrick here.

Kimberly Morgan

Kimberly Morgan


Translation & Interpreting Coordinator

To make AJET materials and reports available in Japanese and facilitate communication between AJET, CLAIR, and the three ministries (MIC, MOFA, and MEXT). The Translation and Interpreting Coordinator organizes translations of AJET reports, and provides interpretation at opinion exchanges.

You may contact Kimberly here.

Rajeev Rahela

Rajeev Rahela


Director of Online Publications

To oversee publication of AJET Connect Magazine and other AJET publications online. The Director of Online Publications works to not only ensure consistent timing and quality for these publications, but to improve and expand upon them by reaching new audiences and establishing new features.

You may contact Rajeev here.

Zach Krause

Zachary Krause


Project Manager

To help the AJET National Council achieve its goals and successfully complete its projects for the year. The Project Manager ensures that opinion exchanges with CLAIR and the three ministries are as useful to both sides and relevant to current JETs as possible.

You may contact Zach here regarding any of these services or if you experience any problems with the AJET website.

Rachel Arredondo

Rachel Arredondo


Website Coordinator

As a part of the Website Coordinator team, Rachel helps with day-to-day maintenance of the AJET website and providing IT support to the AJET National Council. She also helps manage e-mails, backup the database, handles inquiries and feedback from website visitors, and provides support for other AJET-affiliated websites.

You may contact Rachel here.

Himani Shah

Himani Shah


Website Coordinator

As a part of the Website Coordinator team, Himani provides IT support to the AJET National Council, maintains the website, manages e-mails and databases, and provides general support. If there are any inquiries about the website, she’s the one to send them to.
You may contact Himani here regarding any of these services or if you experience any problems with the AJET website.

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