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2019 Spring NEJETAA Elections: It’s time to vote!

Online Voting is now open for the Spring 2019 NEJETAA Executive Officer Elections!

Please read the candidate platforms and instructions below. You can cast your vote on the Google Form here:

Voting Rules:

Each NEJETAA member is entitled to cast one ballot only. You have to option to vote for a single candidate or abstain for each position. This poll will be open from its posting, until 11:59PM EDT on Thursday, May 24th.

To be an eligible NEJETAA member (required to vote), you must be an alumnus/alumna of the JET Program and currently reside in the New England region (CT, RI, VT, NH, ME, or MA).

Read the Candidate Platforms Below:

Vice President:

Giuliana Alfinito (Wakayama-ken 2017 – 2018)

Hi everyone! My name is Giuliana and I’d like to serve as your next NEJETAA VP. I returned from Japan last autumn and moved to Massachusetts to start on my MBA at Northeastern University later this year.

As an ALT in Shingu City, Wakayama-ken from 2017 to 2018, I joined the advisory board of a local nonprofit library and community center. I organized cultural events for our area that got us featured on NHK. I also helped the library in a successful campaign to raise ¥1,000,000 for scholarships and won a US State Department grant to develop a young women’s international business internship.

As your VP, I’d like to help our president build a tighter-knit community with more opportunities to network, relax, and share our experiences with each other and the larger New England community. Living outside of Boston myself, I know the struggle to get to the city is real, so I’d help throw more geographically widespread events, activities you can participate in remotely, and more frequent events in the city as well. Thank you for your consideration! よろしくおねがいします!


Jesse Kerstetter (Akita, 2006-2010)

I’ve been the NEJETAA Treasurer for the last year. I would like to continue my work as Treasurer and continue my involvement and support of our chapter. I wish to continue building the skills and knowledge I’ve gained through this position. I served as an ALT in Odate-shi, Akita-ken from 2006-2010. Since moving to Boston in 2017, I’ve been happy being involved and in the NEJETAA community. Thank you for your consideration ~ よろしくおねがいします!

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