National Council

Introducing your 2019-2020 AJET National Council! Please visit the AJET Blocks and Prefectural Directory for a list of currently elected block representatives.

Rachel Boellstorff

Rachel Boellstorff


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.

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Rebecca Ruth

Rebecca Ruth


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.

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Shanisha Coram

Shanisha Coram


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.


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Michiko Yoshino

Michiko Yoshino


CIR Representative Blocks 1 - 6

The CIR Representatives are the representative voice of CIRs in AJET. The CIR Representatives bring any issues or concerns to the National Council's attention. The CIR Representatives also create initiatives to ensure CIR involvement and participation in AJET. Also, the CIR Representatives keep in direct contact with the CIR network and convey and receive information through these connections.

You may contact Michiko at .

Cleo Wong

Cleo Wong


CIR Representative Blocks 7 - 11

The CIR Representatives are the representative voice of CIRs in AJET. The CIR Representatives bring any issues or concerns to the National Council's attention. The CIR Representatives also create initiatives to ensure CIR involvement and participation in AJET. Also, the CIR Representatives keep in direct contact with the CIR network and convey and receive information through these connections.

You may contact Cleo at .

Sarah Scriven

Sarah Scriven


Director of Advertising - New Partnerships

The New Partnerships Advertising Director is the go-between for new companies and the JET community. They negotiate with partners, keeps AJET's Facebook presence spam-free, and makes sure JETs know about upcoming discounts, giveaways, and special deals by navigating new options for partnerships. 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 us.

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Edward No

Edward No


Director of Advertising - Partnership Relations

To maintain the best deals for JETs alongside the Director of New Partnerships, the Director of Partner Relations maintains a good relationship and constant check-ins with external companies who we have worked with previously in order to keep up-to-date discounts, giveaways, and special deals for JET Programme participants. This position works closely with the Director of Advertising for New Partnerships; together, they help each other in writing and final executions of contracts and partnership plans.

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Taryn Matthews

Taryn Matthews


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 Taryn at .

Lillian Seiler

Lillian Seiler


Director of Social Media

The Director of Social Media maintains and updates 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 Lillian at .

Steven Coyne

Steven Coyne


Director of Affiliate and Community Relations

The Director of Affiliate and Community Relations increases and supports the 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.

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Robert Wells

Robert Wells


Director of Digital Resources

The Director of Digital Resources maintains and updates the current database of resources, and creates new resources. The Director of Digital Resources strives to improve the daily lives and adventures of current and future JET Programme participants.

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Samantha Cosentino

Samantha Cosentino


Director of Professional and Educational 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, and aiming to provide JETs with timely, innovative, and high quality resources that will enrich and enhance their personal and professional development. 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.

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Natasha Taliferro

Natasha Taliferro


Director of Volunteering

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

You may contact Natasha at .

Megan Buhagiar

Megan Buhagiar


Director of Alumni Relations

The Director of Alumni Relations (DOAR) links past JETs (alumni) and current JETs. The 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 for JETs in return.

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Jocelyn Navera

Jocelyn Navera


Director of Alumni Resources

Director of Alumni Resources manages 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.

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Ashley Hirasuna

Ashley Hirasuna


Head of Visual Media: Connect

The Head of Visual Media ensures 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.

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Christian Fusco

Christian Fusco


Head of Visual Media: AJET

The Head of Visual Media ensures 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 Christian at .

Marian Kandler

Marian Kandler


Translation & Interpreting Coordinator

The Translation & Interpreting Coordinator makes AJET materials and reports available in Japanese and facilitates 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.

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Alice Ridley

Alice Ridley


Director of Online Publications

The Director of Online Publications oversees 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.

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Naomi Tawiah

Naomi Tawiah


Webmaster

The Webmaster ensures that each AJET website works at peak productivity and provides the day-to-day maintenance of the website. Also, the Webmaster provides IT and website support to the AJET National Council and AJET-affiliated websites, as well as manages the AJET emails and databases.

You may contact Naomi at .

Erika Winters

Erika Winters


Webmaster

The Webmaster ensures that each AJET website works at peak productivity and provides the day-to-day maintenance of the website. Also, the Webmaster provides IT and website support to the AJET National Council and AJET-affiliated websites, as well as manages the AJET emails and databases.

You may contact Erika at .

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