Aki works closely with policy makers and government agencies to ensure Elemental Excelerator’s programs serve the public good. She also facilitates civic and community participation in Demonstration Project co-creation, customer discovery, and the innovation sector at large, including management of the EEx Hui. Aki also serves as portfolio manager for mobility companies.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Aki served as land use and sustainability manager for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and transportation planner for WSP (formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff).

Aki holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and Bachelor of Arts in Growth & Structure of Cities from Haverford College. Aki focuses on the intersection of technology and communities, bringing a cross-disciplinary approach to solving civic challenges through the lens of innovation and social equity.

Outside of the office

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