All PNWJETAA profiles will be hosted here to our PNW J-Link page, where they will remain in our permanent PNW J-Link Directory, as long as you wish.
Profiles are listed in alphabetical order:
Brett Rawson, (He/Him)ALT, Kisakata, Akita, 2007-2009 The Seventh Wave
The Seventh Wave is a 501(c)(3) arts and literary nonprofit that invites writers, artists, activists, and creators to take part in a conversation surrounding the most pressing social issues of our times. We publish two digital issues per year, each tied to an in-person artist residency on both coasts. We are deeply rooted in the belief that genuine dialogue has the potential to shift cultural paradigms and discourses over time.
Gabriel Rebeck, (He/Him)ALT, Kimotsuki, Kagoshima, 2016-2017 Laurasian Institution
After JET I worked as a Regional Personnel Coordinator for a private company in Japan. Now with The Laurasian Institution, I manage international programs of grassroots academic exchange designed to expand understanding of different cultures.
Jessica Record, (She/Her)ALT, Sanda, Hyogo, 2015-2016 Consulate- General of Japan, Seattle
Having worked in a variety of jobs after returning from Japan as well as from her experiences on the JET Program, Jessica has learned the importance of being flexible. She has worked in the industries of veterinary medicine, data collection and Japanese government at both the Prefectural and National level. Since September 2019, she has been the Media & Outreach Assistant at the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle. This is her fourth year as the Transitions Coordinator. If you are wondering what steps to take next, she might have some helpful suggestions.
Bruce Rutledge, (He/Him)MEF, Funabashi, Chiba, 1985-1987 Chin Music Press
I am a book publisher who has been publishing books about Japan for 15 years. Bruce co-founded Chin Music Press to bring more contemporary writing on Japan to the US. He also teaches an online feature writing course at the University of New Orleans.