Ayako sits between Mooshot's business development team and community-facing project teams. She has experience working with state and local government clients to address lead in drinking water concerns. She previously managed lead testing programs under the EPA WIIN Act, as well as supported business development and policy research. With an academic background in Environmental Studies and Economics from the University of Michigan, she is interested in public-private partnerships to effectively address environmental inequalities. Outside of work, she is passionate about finding community with Asian Americans in the environmental movement. She hails from the Great Lakes State and currently resides in Washington, D.C.