Sachi Arakawa is a GIS (geographic information systems) analyst and urban geographer. She works at the intersection of data analytics and community mobilization. Her background is in community geography, where she has worked to build partnerships between community groups and researchers/data analysts in the Portland metro area in Oregon. She is interested in finding ways to make GIS tools, maps, and data more accessible to everyday people. When she is not slouched over in an office chair squinting her eyes at the computer screen, she enjoys lifting weights and being outside looking at plants and bugs.