A veteran book editor, Patricia has crafted communications for art museums, trade publishers, and nonprofit organizations. She directed the publication strategy for the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), a global health research center at the University of Washington, and communications for Densho, a Japanese American heritage organization.
When not doing work with the SAL Board, Patricia volunteers with community social justice initiatives and the Washington Women’s Foundation. As a child, her favorite book was Winnie the Pooh for the innocence of the story, and her favorite books now might be Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels for their fierceness. Originally from Pennsylvania Dutch country (via Japanese ancestry), she received a B.A. in art history from Oberlin College.