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Ellison Weeks

VIA (Volunteers In Asia)
Program Director
San Francisco, USA
Ellison is a California native with a passion for developing cross-cultural and immersive experiential learning opportunities for students from diverse walks of life. He studied intercultural communication and Japanese as an undergraduate, and lived in Japan for two years as an instructor with the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. After returning from Japan, he completed graduate studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has managed various cross-cultural exchange programs in East Africa, Latin America and throughout the United States. As a social worker, he developed a passion for helping low-income families access critical medical and mental health services. He is an avid traveler, student of foreign languages and cultures, and enjoys hiking and listening to music with friends in his spare time.