Saeka Maxey is the Program Coordinator at the U.S. Japan Council, working remotely from Colorado. Saeka was born and raised in Japan, yet she spent her childhood visiting many countries. She graduated from Seijo University in Japan with a bachelor's degree in arts and literature with a teaching license; she worked as an English teacher for two years in Japan before moving to Colorado in 2021 and earning her master’s degree in education, focusing on Human Resource Studies and Adult Education from Colorado University (CSU).
During graduate school, she volunteered for community programs and became a global ambassador. She also volunteered for an equine therapy program and engaged with youth with autism while she worked for the Office of International Program at CSU as a student programming coordinator.