tokudaMember of the following committees:

HRE - Higher Education (Chair)
WTL - Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (Vice-Chair)
WAM - Ways and Means

  • Married, Husband Kyle Michibata
  • Son, Matt Akira Michibata
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • Bachelor of Arts - Major in International Relations, Minor in Japanese Studies
  • James B. Castle High School, (Kane'ohe, Hawai'i)
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate
  • Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School
  • Kane'ohe Elementary School
  • Current Employment:
    • Director of Community Relations, Reynolds Recycling
  • Past Employment:
    • President and Founder, Charitable Ventures, Inc. (CVI)
    • Director of Development, National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii
    • Executive Aide, Lieutenant Governor Mazie Hirono


  • Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs (2008)
  • Co-Chair, Joint Senate-House Investigative Committee on the Bureau of Conveyances (2007 - 2008)
  • Co-Chair, 2007 Women's Legislative Caucus
  • Senate Member, Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Task Force


  • Hawai'i P-20 Council
  • Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education's Legislative Advisory Committee (present)
  • Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council (present)
  • Hawaii Jaycees Three Outstanding Young Persons Honoree (2002)
  • Pacific Business News Top 40 Under Forty Awardee (2000)
  • Team Hawai'i Manager, U.S. Transplant Games (2004)
  • Board Member, State of Hawaii Executive Office on Aging Policy Advisory Board for Elderly Affairs (1998-2004)
  • Honolulu Civic Entrepreneur, Pew Civic Entrepreneur Initiative (1998-2000)
  • Board Member, Friends of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii
  • Volunteer, Lanikila Meals on Wheels (2000-present)
  • Volunteer Mentor, Koolau Youth Correctional Facility (1999)
  • Windward District Advisor, Hawaii State Student Conference (1999)
  • Volunteer, 487th Field Artillery Family Awareness Group

Member of the Democratic party