Seigi’s primary research focus is on the intersection of drinking water access, social justice, institutional capacity, and individual agency. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from UCLA (2011) and an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Tokyo (2014). In the past, Seigi was: a TEDx organizer in Japan; a graduate intern in the Energy Security and Water Resources division at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP); a consultant for the International Labour Organization (ILO), where he worked on a project examining post-disaster (Fukushima) employment and market recovery; and a conservation analyst for the Breakthrough Institute in Oakland, California. His work is currently (or has been) supported and funded by FLAS, NSF InFEWS, Fulbright, and the CEC.
The majority of his free time is spent climbing in Yosemite, throwing pottery, or watching Terrace House.