Chiru Mackert, who assisted EDI applicants with their J visa in 2007, and
subsequently has been assisting Japanese participants
and partners with communications and document translation, came to the US
Japan in 2003. In Japan she earned a Masters degree in Computer Science and
worked for the premier telecommunications company in Japan.
She excels at assisting Japanese participants in learning American
culture and English based on her personal experiences. She spends
much of her limited spare time volunteering at a local senior center.
Cesar Gomez, earned his degree in Industrial Engineering at Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain and gained extensive experience with international business as well as databases and computers at FEDEX/Zeleris, Spain. He has personally experienced life as an international student in the US and went through a J Visa Training program at EDI before taking on his current position as Operations Coordinator. He has assisted hundreds of international participants, host companies across the country as well as our numerous international partners.
Work and Travel Specialist
Rafael Bonifacio, an Advertising and Marketing student in Brazil, has been working at EDI as a program assistant for two years. He enjoys assisting our many international participants - learning how to deal with the variety of cultures and the variety of interesting situations that occur. In his free time he likes teaching Graphic Design, practicing sports and playing with all sort of electronic gadgets.