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 Melissa Golden (She/Her)
ALT, Akabira, Hokkaido, 2007-2012

Business Info

Melissa is an international education management professional with 5+ years of experience in intercultural competence training, program design and management, and nonprofit operations. Originally from the Oregon coast, she now calls Monterey, California home and works for a Bay Area-based nonprofit that facilitates social impact leadership training in Asia and Silicon Valley.

Categories: International Education, International Exchange, JETAANC, U.S. – Japan Non Profit
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Photo of Rodney Gottula (He/Him)
ALT, Yanagida, Ishikwawa, 1998-2001 & Kobe, Hyogo, 2011 PNWJETAA

Business Info

Rod Gottula grew up in Shepherd, Montana. His four years on the JET Program fueled his passion for helping young people experience the wonders of other cultures and the beauty of everyday folks in different lands after his return to Montana. His hobbies include reading, writing, struggling to play the guitar, and occasionally karaoke. Rod and his wife, Rie constantly nag their two children to study more and make the most of their bilingual and multicultural opportunities. Double! Not Half. is dedicated to their journey. Currently Rod is currently a Vice Principal at West Billings High School.

Categories: Academia, Award-Winning Children's Author: Double! Not Half, PNWJETAA, Think Tank
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Photo of Leah Gowron (She/Her)
ALT, Honjo, Saitama, 1990-1991 JETAANC

Business Info

One-on-one career coaching, leadership development and career skills inventory development. Take ALL that you’ve achieved, all that you offer and make it resonate with the right audiences!

Categories: Academia, Business, Community Service, Corporation, International Education, International Exchange, JETAANC, Think Tank, Volunteer
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!