Akira fell in love with the rainforests when still in elementary school and decided to make it her life’s mission to do everything she could to help protect them. She went to the temperate rainforests of Humboldt to study ecology, environmental planning, and economics and studied abroad in the tropics of Belize. Since university she has worked a variety of environmental positions from Indonesia to LA until she found her place within the SF RAN office. Here she is happy to share her passion for the world’s wild places with our diverse and amazing member base.