Seigi’s research focus is on the intersection of drinking water access, social justice, institutional capacity, and individual agency. He is primarily interested in weaving together historical and current race- and class-driven disparities in water access, using a combination of community-based research methodologies and “big data” analyses. 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). His work is (or has been) supported and funded by FLAS, NSF InFEWS, and the Fulbright. The majority of his free time is spent climbing, throwing pottery, or getting (happily) lost in trail systems on foot and on bike.