National J-Link Directory

Below are JET alumni representing different fields, companies and groups ready to connect with you! This directory will be available until September 1st, 2021. Members are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

If you would like to be listed, please check our information page.

Here are some of the industries represented by our J-Link members:
International Exchange/International Education, Language Services (Translation / Interpretation), Higher Education Administration, Entrepreneur, U.S. – Japan Nonprofit, Government/Foreign Service, Business / Corporation, Media, Cultural Groups and more!

Note: Those National J-Link Members with an ( * ) after their JETAA chapter, attended the Industry Networking Happy Hour on 9/26.

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Photo of Tyler Bartels (He/Him)
ALT, Kimotsuki, Kagoshima, 2016-2017 GPI US

Business Info

GPI US is an international education company that works to empower today’s youth to thrive in a global society through a variety of workshops and activities. Tyler is planning on moving to Hawaii in 2021 and would be happy to connect with anyone there or looking to move/work/visit/do business there!

Categories: International Education, International Exchange, NEJETAA
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Photo of Alana Baxter (She/Her)
ALT, Maebashi, Gunma, 2006-2008 PNWJETAA

Business Info

Alana is currently working as a speech language pathologist to special needs preschoolers and making “Miss Alana” videos to help them practice communicating at home. She also loves performing in plays, musicals, and voice overs. During her time in Japan, Alana developed a love for performing enka music which continues to to this day.

Categories: Performing Arts, PNWJETAA, Speech Language Pathology
Updated 8 months ago. Return to top.

Business Info

The Hyogo Business & Cultural Center is an overseas office of the Hyogo prefectural government based in Seattle. The center promotes the sister-state relationship between Hyogo and Washington through cultural, educational, and business exchange. This includes, for example, Japanese cultural events, collaboration with local entities, and a Japanese speech & skit contest.

Categories: Business, Corporation, Foreign Service, Government, International Education, International Exchange, PNWJETAA, U.S. – Japan Non Profit
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Photo of Liz Bigler (She/Her)
ALT, Takahama, Fukui Bigler ESL

Business Info

Liz Bigler has been teaching English to Japanese people since she was a participant on the JET Program in 1990 (Fukui). The owner of Bigler ESL, based in Atlanta, she is now offering private and group sessions to Japanese and other speakers of English. Completely online, Bigler ESL can help English speakers around the world!

Categories: Entrepreneur, International Education, International Exchange, JETAASE, Language Services
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Photo of Phylicia Bishop (She/Her)
ALT, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 2010-2014

Business Info

Phylicia went to Akita on an exchange program, and after JET, she stayed in Sapporo for 4 more years as an instructor and translator. She lived in Japan for 9 years in total. She is a board member of the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association and chair for JETAA Portland.

Categories: Community Service, International Education, International Exchange, Interpretation, JETAA Portland, Language Services, Sister City, Translation, U.S. – Japan Non Profit, Volunteer
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Photo of Sheila Burt (She/Her)
ALT, Namerikawa, Toyama, 2010-2012 JETAA Chicago

Business Info

Sheila is a writer with experience in journalism, communications and grant writing. Currently working in the health care industry.

Categories: Academia, JETAA Chicago, Think Tank
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Photo of Jennifer Butler (She/Her)
ALT, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 2001-2004 The Ashinaga Foundation

Business Info

The Ashinaga Foundation is one of the largest NPO/NGOs in Japan. We provide educational and emotional support to young people who have experienced the loss of one or both parents. In 2001, Ashinaga expanded beyond its domestic activities and now supports a global community of young people with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa through the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) leadership program.

Categories: International Education, International Exchange, U.S. – Japan Non Profit
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Photo of Michael Byun (He/Him)
ALT, O-Taguchi, Kita-shitara, Aichi, 1997-98 The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

Business Info

The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) promotes social justice, and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

Categories: Advocacy Organization, Multi-service Nonprofit, PNWJETAA
Updated 8 months ago. Return to top.

[T-YEAR] indicates the J-Link Member was hired, decided to continue to pursue an advanced degree or started their own business as a result of attending a Transitions event in the year indicated!