Anna Tokumoto is a writer, poet, and activist committed to social justice. She has a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and worked in empathy-centered communication and experience design for 20 years with tech startups and Fortune 500 companies.
StirFry’s groundbreaking mission to transform cross-cultural communications resonates strongly with her. Informed by the experiences of her ancestors, Anna works toward a world free from colonization, mass incarceration, and nuclear genocide.
When her son was in kindergarten, Anna began her journey of learning about systemic racism at the root of seemingly isolated incidents from invisible microaggressions to blatant acts of violence on campus. She strongly believes that we can prevent the racial injustice that underlies bullying in our communities by cultivating empathy and respect for our diverse cultures.
Originally from Hawaii, Anna has a strong affinity for islands, and enjoys snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. She loves solving mysteries, upending racial and gender stereotypes, and designing delightful experiences. Anna has lived in North Berkeley for 15 years with her life partner and further hybrid son, amid an array of waterfall creatures.