FuJET Council 2014-2015

A Message from the 2014-2015 FuJET President, Merran Eby…

FuJET is here to help you get as much out of your time in Fukushima as possible, and as president, it’s my job to make sure you get a whole bunch of opportunities to do just that! We’ve got tons of fantastic events and trips for you to look forward to throughout the year, from canyoning to sumo to our annual Hokkaido trip, so keep an eye out for announcements as they come. Our website, Facebook page, and newsletter are all great ways to learn about what’s happening in Fuku every month! And of course, I’m always happy to hear from you as well. Whether you’ve got a question you want answered, an idea for an event, or you just wanna chat (hi, new friend!), feel free to drop me a line anytime at fujet.council@gmail.com – it’s what I’m here for!

Cheers, Fuku, and hope to see you around!

Hey, guys! My name is Merran Eby, and I'm your FuJET President for 2014-2015! I hail from a tiny town in Québec, Canada (salut!), but sunny, hula-crazed Iwaki has been my home for the past two years. (If you're a fan of dinosaurs, tomatoes, or creepy-but-strangely-compelling mascots, we've also got you covered.) I love drawing, karaoke, and playing the ukulele badly, but I'm also keen to improve on my skiing this year, so when winter rolls around, watch for the foreign chick in the rainbow jacket falling down the hill!

Merran Eby, FuJET President 2014-15

I am Robert James Vidal, and ALT from San Antonio, Texas. I have an adventurous spirit and I like to try most things at least once. I have been told I am a good listener, and I do my best to help out those in need. I have been in Fukushima-Shi for two years and hope to stay for three more. As the Vice-President of the FuJET, I plan to be involved in a lot of activites both directly and indirectly related to FuJET. I will do my best to make sure everyone has a good time.

Robert 'Caveman' Vidal FuJET Vice-Presidnet 2014-15

If you don't know me already, I'm Cat Dinh, currently residing in Aizu-Wakamatsu and teaching at Aizu-Gakuho high school. I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area, home of the Giants and As (baseball), 49ers and Raiders (football), Sharks (hockey), and Earthquakes (soccer). But I confess, I never watch their games, shh.
I am also Block 1 co-leader for Stonewall, the AJET support group for LGBTIQ and their allies, so if you've got places or ideas to share, or questions to ask, feel free to hit me up.

Cat Dinh, FuJET Treasurer 2014-15

Hey Fukushima! My name is Danielle Markewicz, and I come from the mountains of Alberta Canada, and am currently living in the mountains of Aizu! I’ll be looking forward to reading your article and photo submissions, and I’ll do my best to keep you all informed about past and upcoming events, as well as with articles about daily life and teaching in Fukushima. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

Danielle Markewicz, FuJET News Editor 2014-15

Greetings and Salutations! I'm Kris, your local mistress of all things web and technology related. (Yes, I invented the internet.) I original hail from New Jersey in the US. For the past three years, I've been working as a JHS ALT in the Samurai City-- Aizuwakamatsu. I love art (everything from Disney to Sailor Moon to pin-up), SCUBA diving, and being an overall bad-ass. <3

Kris Draws, FuJET Web Master 2014-15

Xan is a 5th-and-final-year Iwaki City ALT JET, Iwaki ASL, National AJET 2014-2015 Vice-Chair, insanity redhead and devoted kapibara-san fangirl. Her only weakness is loving sea urchin too much.

Xan Wetherall, FuJET Director of Merchandise and Publications 2014-15