Aki works closely with Elemental Excelerator’s community partners and portfolio companies to co-design Demonstration Projects across Hawaii and the Asia Pacific.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Aki served as land use and sustainability manager for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and transportation planner for Parsons Brinckerhoff, where she developed integrated solutions for sustainable development through stakeholder coordination, geospatial investigation, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.

Aki holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and Bachelor of Arts in Growth & Structure of Cities from Haverford College. Aki focuses at the intersection of the built environment and communities, bringing a cross-disciplinary approach to solving energy challenges through the lens of mobility, land use, and social equity.

Outside of the office

Aki attempts to defy gravity on the aerial silk and trapeze.