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 (2013). 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.
The majority of his free time is spent climbing in Yosemite, throwing pottery, or watching Terrace House.