Favorite Place in the Northwest:Anywhere along the coast
Favorite Northwest Animal:Canada lynx (she's a cat person)
Up until she went to school at Western Washington University, Keiko grew up living on several islands across the globe. As a result, she is a natural beachcomber with an affinity for wilderness and people. At Western, Keiko studied geography and discovered her love for communication during her time as Editor-in-Chief of The Planet, a student-run environmental magazine. She developed an admiration for the nonprofit sector during her experience at the Washington Trails Association, where she wrote for their blog and magazine. She feels most inspired by stories that connect people to their environments, and hopes she can share that connection with others through her work. Keiko also finds inspiration from reading, playing music and a good map.