Miwa has spent the last 15 years working for marine and watershed protection–from education to policy in Hawaiʻi, rural Mexico, Central and Southern California, and Tanzania. Prior to KUA, she was the executive director at KAHEA, a local environmental and cultural advocacy non-profit. Miwa has a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California. Miwa lives with her husband and two small kids on Leeward O’ahu.