• Volunteer Leaders

    The team that keeps YCAPS on track and moving forward

    Sema Gelegen

    Director of Private Sector Outreach


    Sema Gelegen is a MA student in Politics and International Studies at International Christian University (ICU). She was born and raised in Tokyo and attended both Japanese and international schools. During her four years of undergraduate studies at ICU, she majored in International Relations and minored in Business, which led to her research focus on the relationship between nation branding and corporate branding and its effects on country image or international competitiveness. Her academic interests also include maritime disputes, Japan-Korea relations, Asia-Pacific issues, and bilateral or multilateral diplomacy. Prior to joining the YCAPS Executive Committee, she worked as a member of the operating team for YCAPS University Chapter, while also working in multinational corporations and gaining experience in the private sector within Japan. In the YCAPS Executive Committee, she wishes to contribute her strengths especially in the area of Private Sector Outreach.

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