As the Partnerships Director, Marie works closely with the team to recruit, cultivate, and steward a network of mission-aligned donors. She also serves as the liaison to Blue Planet’s Ambassador Board, a group of young professionals who donate their time and expertise to support ongoing programs and initiatives.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Marie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and Biology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. She is a Board Administrator for Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) and an active participant and committee member of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
Marie was the Program Experience Manager at Elemental Excelerator, a Honolulu-based startup accelerator, where she worked on strategic events, program design, and communications. Prior to Elemental, Marie was a Marketing and Outreach Fellow with ENGIE Services U.S., formerly OpTerra Energy Services, supporting their education and communication initiatives in Hawaii.
Marie is a self-proclaimed fry connoisseur – spending most of her free time sampling the finest fried taters Honolulu has to offer.
I’m excited and humbled to work alongside a passionate, mission-driven, and creative team of changemakers to accelerate Hawaii’s clean energy revolution and share that story with the world.