Kai is driven to understand how private sector resources can solve issues of public service and social impact, especially in urban spaces. This curiosity has led her to research smart city technology’s impact on the public sphere and to intern for a Bangladeshi mobile financial services firm increasing financial inclusion. After graduating from Middlebury College, Kai worked at Accenture Federal Services, focusing on growth strategy, facilitation, and project management for federal government agencies. As a Native Hawaiian, Kai has conducted research on media representation of the group. She is an avid runner and loves barbecuing.