Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Hata (Tottori, 2014-2017)

Hi everyone! My name is Ryan Hata. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. I’ve also lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Tottori. I currently live and work in New York City. Additionally, I loved my time on JET, so I volunteer as an alumni when I can. I currently help Steven Horowitz manage JETwit, am the JET Alumni Association New York Membership and Career Development Chair, and am also on the Board of Advisors for JETAA International.

Alumni Spotlight: Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma, 2005-2007)

My name is Bahia Simons-Lane. I’m originally from Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, but I’ve moved around a lot, living in Japan, Texas, California, Florida, and now Virginia. After I returned from the JET program I worked in marketing for a software company in DC, then relocated to Florida and became a full-time student