Victoria Sogueco Bio

Luna Vassão joined JCIE/USA in September 2021 as an intern. Alongside her internship, she is pursuing a BA at New York University in Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Development, and studies Japanese and Chinese language. Prior to joining JCIE, Miss Vassão was a strategy intern at the Libra Group, a research intern at People for Success Corean Reunification in South Korea, and a Fundraising Intern and Marketing Consultant at Church Urban Fund in England.

At JCIE, Miss Vassão supports the team on website and social media updates, office administration, and ongoing JCIE programs and projects.

Hayley Hutchison Bio

STAFF PROFILE HAYLEY HUTCHISON ヘイリー・ハチサンProgram Officer, JCIE/[email protected] Hayley Hutchison joined JCIE/USA in September 2021, where she works as a program officer primarily focusing on global health programs and assists with digital marketing and social media efforts. Before joining JCIE, Ms. Hutchison worked at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes […]

Luna Vassão Bio

Luna Vassão joined JCIE/USA in September 2021 as an intern. Alongside her internship, she is pursuing a BA at New York University in Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Development, and studies Japanese and Chinese language. Prior to joining JCIE, Miss Vassão was a strategy intern at the Libra Group, a research intern at People for Success Corean Reunification in South Korea, and a Fundraising Intern and Marketing Consultant at Church Urban Fund in England.

At JCIE, Miss Vassão supports the team on website and social media updates, office administration, and ongoing JCIE programs and projects.

Kazuyo Kato Bio

STAFF PROFILE KAZUYO KATO 加藤和世Executive Director, JCIE/[email protected] Kazuyo joined JCIE/USA as Executive Director in April 2021, after spending nearly two decades at nonprofit organizations dedicated to US-Japan relations and international affairs in both the United States and Japan. Prior to JCIE/USA, she was Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Initiatives at Japan Society in New […]

Hitoshi Tanaka Bio

STAFF PROFILE HITOSHI TANAKA Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.; Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange Hitoshi Tanaka is Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy at the Japan Research Institute, Ltd., and a senior fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange. Prior to joining JCIE in September 2005, Hitoshi […]

Tomoko Yoshida Bio

STAFF PROFILE Tomoko Yoshida 吉田智子Senior Program Officer, JCIE/[email protected] Tomoko Yoshida joined JCIE/USA in 2018 as a senior program officer, where she manages its global health initiatives. Previously, she worked at Coca-Cola (Japan) and its foundation, helping manage mainly its Tohoku Reconstruction Fund programs as well as running sports education programs at schools around the country. She started her career at Sunstar Inc., […]

Staci Custus Bio

STAFF PROFILE STACI CUSTUS ステイシー・カスタスProgram Officer, JCIE/[email protected] Staci Custus joined JCIE/USA in January 2020 as a program associate, focusing on global health programs and online communications. Previously, she worked in the marketing department of Routledge Press, where she assisted in online promotions for recently published textbooks, library monographs, and trade books. Shortly after, Ms. Custus […]

Susan Hubbard Bio

STAFF PROFILE SUSAN HUBBARD スーザン・ハバードFellow, JCIE/USA​[email protected] Susan Hubbard is a fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) in New York and a midwife at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She served as a senior associate at JCIE/USA for more than a decade until 2016, during which time she led JCIE/USA’s programs on global […]

David Monico Bio

STAFF PROFILE DAVID MONICO デイビッド・モニコCommunications Consultant, JCIE/USA​ [email protected] David Monico started his career with JCIE/USA in January 2007 where he assisted in the political exchange programs for US Congressional members and staff to Japan on a yearly basis and also facilitated US corporate philanthropic programs in Japan. He currently assists JCIE with the Healthy & […]

Stephen McHugh Bio

STAFF PROFILE STEPHEN McHUGH スティーブン ・マキューProgram Officer, JCIE/[email protected] Stephen McHugh joined JCIE/USA in April 2019. Prior to joining JCIE, Mr. McHugh taught English at a high school in Tokyo as part of the JET Program, following which he served as a JET Program Coordinator for six months in Washington DC, where he managed the application […]