Hi there, I am Ashlie O’Neill, but almost everyone calls me Ash (unless I am in trouble). I am the child of a father in the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) and as a result, I have grown up in multiple locations mainly Adelaide and Sydney. As a kid, sometimes it was hard to move schools but lucky for me, I am a twin so I never had to do it alone and also as a result of moving so much (I have lived in more than 14 houses/apartments), home is not a physical place but the people in a place which made my life in Japan much easier.
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.