The JET Program and 2020 Olympics in Japan

Name of Organization

Foothill College

Type of Organization

Higher Education (university, college, community college, etc.)


Friday, November 17, 2017


Los Altos Hills

Location (i.e. library or community center)

Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313) - 12:15pm

Description (no more than 300 words)

Learn how you can spend time living and working in Japan through the J.E.T. Program, sponsored by the Japanese government. Hear from J.E.T. alumni and program liaisons, and learn about new initiatives, including the 2020 Olympics.

Steve Goldman is the Senior Coordinator for Educational Affairs at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. In this capacity he is responsible for serving as a liaison between the Japanese Ministry of Education and Japanese language educators residing in the area served by our consulate including Northern California and Nevada. In this position he is also responsible for administering the Japanese government MEXT scholarships, the Japanese government sponsored student exchange program, ”The Kakehashi Project,” and the consulate’s “School Visit Program.”

He has lived and worked in Japan for more than six years, which included a stint as an English teacher as well as a Japanese language student at the International Christian University in Tokyo.

With a unique focus on strategy, implementation and performance tracking, Cerell has successfully developed new business models and run programs for a variety of organizations, including Cisco, Pay Pal, and HCAP. Under the auspice of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Cerell designed and implemented the State of Hawaiʻi ’s Weatherization Assistance Programs that help middle- and low-income households reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save on monthly energy bills. Cerell is a member of the Enterprise Strategy Team in Cisco's Offer Monetization Office and serves on the Board of Directors of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California. Her international experience includes overseas residence, Japanese language skills, and intercultural exposure. Cerell refined her general management skills at The University of Hawaiʻi - Shidler College of Business and obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis.

Contact Name

Miloni Gandhi

E-Mail Address




Event Access

Free and Open to the Public.