Miki Sankary is the Development Manager at the U.S.-Japan Council, working remotely from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her responsibilities include managing the donor relations program through identifying, cultivating, and stewarding donors to support key programs and fundraising initiatives for the organization. She was first involved in the TOMODACHI Softbank Leadership Initiative at University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and was a member of the 2015 Emerging Leaders Program cohort. Miki brings to USJC her experiences from previously working as an Associate Director of Development for innovative, entrepreneurial programs at Lehigh University. Prior to that, she was a project manager and a sustainability consultant certifying green buildings in Chicago and across the U.S. and Canada. She was recognized by the Chicago Scholars Foundation as one of the “35 Under 35” young professionals impacting the Chicagoland community. In Pennsylvania, she organized a group called the Lehigh Valley - JAJAJA to build a community of Japanese in America, Japanese Americans, and Japanese Aficionados in the region to continue to celebrate her bilingual and bicultural passions. She received her B.A. in Political Economy and Conservation Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.