Our Team

Lauren Tonokawa

Managing Director, Communications

“Innovation for impact is something worth doing and something worth sharing.”

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Lauren leads the Elemental Excelerator’s communications team and also handles visual design, this includes developing and executing the organization’s outreach and brand strategy.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Lauren started as a R.I.S.E. (Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment) intern just as the Elemental Excelerator was taking shape in 2012. After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in marketing, she joined the team full time. Lauren also worked in the marketing department of Sopogy, a Hawaii-based solar thermal startup.

Outside of the office

Outside of the office, she enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with family, and enjoying the beauty of living in Hawaii. She also writes a column on energy and innovation for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.