About Us

The JET Alumni Association is a world-wide organization aimed at keeping JET Alumni connected to their communities both domestic and abroad.  We aim to keep the Southern California and Arizona communities engaged in social, educational, and philanthropic activities throughout the year.  Our dedicated volunteer officers and coordinators work together with our Board of Advisors to continue pushing our group into new and exciting avenues.


Jon Harwell


Jay Briones


Synethia Ennis


Originally from Hawaii, Jon spent three years as an ALT on JET from 2014-2017 in Oita Prefecture. During his time there, he organized events for Oita AJET and loved connecting the local Japanese and expat AJET communities together through fun events involving lots of good food. Jon previously served as JETAASC's Event Coordinator and as this year's Co-President, hopes to engage with many alumni through fun networking events.

Cristela Reyes


Gabi Cruz

Public Relations

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Cristela knew that a year in Japan wasn't enough. As a result, she brings years of communication experience and helps built and foster networking communications between alumni and the Japanese-American community in LA.


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