Aki has completed her second year of law school at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. At the law school, she represents student interests and provides solutions to her peers through her involvement in the UBC Law Students’ Society. After serving as 1L Academic Representative and then Ombudsperson in her first and second years, she currently holds the position of Vice President External Affairs. She also worked part time for the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, where she coordinated guest lectures by academics, practitioners and activists who are involved in social justice.

During her last summer, she edited the BC Society of Transition Houses’ Legal Toolkit and she volunteered for Disability Alliance BC to assist clients apply for disability benefits.

Prior to law school, Aki obtained her BA in Global Political Economy from Waseda University in Tokyo. During this time, she spent a year at the University of Chicago where she studied topics in international relations, public policy and gender studies. She also interned for the Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation, where she was involved in lobbying efforts for legal reform.

In her spare time, Aki enjoys trying new recipes, watching comedy shows and going on nature walks.