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Chelsea with the Australian rugby team at the welcome ceremony for the Wallabies in Hokkaido, Japan (Photo by Rugby AU Media/Stuart Walmsley)

CL

What is the most unexpected thing you can tell us about working for a sports team?

I can’t say that I was really shocked by anything as I have been around rugby my whole life. I have a few funny changing room stories, but they're probably not appropriate to share here!

CJ

CL

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love travelling mostly to somewhere warm and near a beach—Thailand is my favourite holiday destination. I also love spending quality time with my friends and family, going to the cinema (which forces me to switch my phone off!), drinking great coffee and eating even better food.

CJ

CL

Do you have any fond memories from ASIJ?

The friends that I made—I have a very close group from ASIJ who I am so grateful for. Even though the majority of them live in the United States now, and I don’t get to see them very often, every time I do it is like no time has passed whatsoever.

CJ

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CL

How would you say ASIJ shaped who you are today?

The inclusive and all-encompassing nature of ASIJ is something I try to embody in myself. I treat everyone I come across in my personal and professional life with the same level of respect and embrace every opportunity with open arms. What’s the worst that can happen?! I absolutely loved going to school with students from all over the globe and learning about their backgrounds and stories of how they had ended up in Tokyo.

CJ

CL

You mentioned helping out with the ASIJ HS basketball team. How do you end up getting involved with the team?

My close friend was already involved and asked me if I wanted to help out. We had such fun and it taught us some great leadership skills at a young age. You could say my sports managerial career kick started there!

CJ

CL

Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?

CJ

To be honest, I am not a long term planner. I take it day by day. Will keep you posted!

Profile for The American School in Japan

The Ambassador. Fall/Winter, 2019