Mariko has roots in both Seattle, WA and Oahu, HI. She is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the outdoors, especially amongst queer women of color. She holds a B.A. in Gender and Global Health and Development from Swarthmore College. In addition to strategizing at Outdoor Asian, she is the Program Director of Climbers of Color, a Washington State non-profit seeks to train leaders of color in the sport of mountaineering. Mariko is an avid rock climber, mountaineer and bicyclist.
*CV available upon request
**Available for speaking engagements