Communications and Development Manager - Digital Media + Storytelling
Emi Okikawa is a passionate advocate for ethical storytelling, intersectional environmentalism, and grassroots climate justice. She has spent the last five years in the environmental movement leading digital strategy, narrative-based organizing, and community-based storytelling for climate justice efforts.
With WEA, Emi is the Communications and Development Manager and supports the growth and implementation of a dynamic communications, donor engagement, and business partnerships program. Through her focus on Digital Media and Storytelling, she is committed to bringing the stories of our leaders across the world to all audiences.
She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies from Franklin & Marshall College and has studied at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, and Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. Formerly she was a Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Fellow in Washington, D.C. and the Community-Based Storytelling Roger Arliner Young Fellow at Ocean Conservancy working to increase BIPOC representation in public service and environmental organizations.