A Seattle native and arts leader, Leilani has dedicated her career to supporting arts organizations and social justice in the city. Leilani was a founding staff member of the Northwest African American Museum, and for her engagement in the arts community, she has won the City of Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award. Her current role is as Assistant Director for Diversity, Communications and Outreach at the University of Washington. She has an M.A. in Non-Profit Leadership from Seattle University and is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow.