2020-21 National Council


Chair



Vice Chair


Steven Coyne

Steven Coyne


Treasurer

Steven is an ALT placed in Tokushima Prefecture, who was appointed interim treasurer after the first 2020-2021 Treasurer departed the JET Program. He was originally the Block 8 Representative. Steven prioritized standardizing and organizing the Treasurer's data, and making a new, robust guide for future Treasurer transitions.



CIR Representative Blocks 1 - 6




CIR Representative Blocks 7 - 11




Director of Advertising - New Partnerships




Director of Advertising - Partnership Relations




Director of Public Relations




Director of Social Media




Director of Affiliate and Community Relations




Director of Digital Resources




Director of Human Resources




Director of Professional and Educational Development



Constance Avery Truman

Constance Avery Truman


Director of Volunteering




Director of Alumni Relations




Director of Alumni Resources




Head of Visual Media: Connect




Head of Visual Media: AJET



Sara Magugliani

Sara Magugliani


Translation & Interpreting Coordinator

She was mainly in charge of translating, editing and proofreading the Japanese text for the 2021 AJET Survey.


Director of Online Publications



Jessica Craven

Jessica Craven


Project Manager

Jessica Craven is a 4th year JET and serves as the NAJET Project Manager for the 2020-2021 year. Her work has included creating the annual survey together with the Chair, and conducting research for the annual report submitted to CLAIR. She presented the preliminary findings to CLAIR and the three ministries during the annual opinion exchange, and translated related documents in the absence of a Director of Translation. Once the Director of Translation position was filled, she assisted them with the translation of the surveys.


Project Manager



Naomi Tawiah

Naomi Tawiah


Webmaster




Webmaster




Block 1 Representative



Storm Manson

Storm Manson


Block 2 Representative

Due to the ongoing difficulties faced by COVID19, we decided to shift our efforts and focus on online representation. All Block 2 prefectures created Instagram accounts which updated current and ex-jet participants about events, announcements and volunteer opportunities. This shift provided more reach for a particular prefecture as they saw more interactions from their participants.

The new online presences helped individual prefectures with feedback, promotion and volunteer drives.

Block 2 also was rebranded to be aligned with our new online presence.

Edward Portillo

Edward Portillo


Block 3 Representative

I have mostly tried to support my prefectural AJET chapters, and maintain the online presence of the block. I have also endeavored to make AJET better through proposing changes to the way we work.

Emma Harding

Emma Harding


Block 4 Representative

Unfortunately prevailing circumstances meant I was of limited assistance to Block 4 JETs in terms of events and social meetups, but during my term I tried to keep folks engaged in NAJET's wonderful work, including surveys and the Connect magazine, as well as passing on any information with respect to COVID and CLAIR to JETs. I was very pleased to have met and worked with the NAJET council and I wish all of them every success in the future whatever they do.

Angus Langmuir

Angus Langmuir


Block 5 Representative

I'm an ALT in Fukui Prefecture. I'm proud to have represented my block's interests on the national stage.


Block 6 Representative




Block 7 Representative



Steven Coyne

Steven Coyne


Block 8 Representative

Block 8 includes Kagawa, Tokushima, Ehime, and Kochi, represented by Steven Coyne. Steven is an ALT in Tokushima Prefecture, placed in Naruto City - believe it! Steven majored in Classics and was a Latin teacher for three years before moving on to less “dead” languages in Japan. Steven loves food and is always participating in or teaching cooking lessons. He also likes traveling via long road trips and couchsurfing, and runs AJET’s own grassroots lodging network, Tatami Timeshare, between planning events to bring Shikoku JETs together.


Block 9 Representative



Jonathan Amanatidis

Jonathan Amanatidis


Block 10 Representative

I maintained an online presence for members of Block 10 to help distribute relevant information and connect with JETs across the block. I supported the NAJET council as secretary in some of our meetings, and promoted the AJET survey with some top-notch memes.


Block 11 Representative



AJET