spring on campus 2017

RJ Sakai 08F

RJ works as the director of social innovation at Sequoyah High School in Pasadena, CA, where he helps students get off campus to identify an issue, learn about it, and address it. He graduated from Hampshire College in 2012, where he studied cultural anthropology and graphic design. The following year he remained on campus as the Creativity Center Alumni Fellow fostering collaboration and creativity across the community. Earning his M.F.A. in media design practices at ArtCenter College of Design, RJ used workshop facilitation, systems thinking, and pinball to create new forms of communication between city governments and residents. As the chair of the Alumni Advisory Group, he employs similar skills to collaborate with a fantastic roster of dedicated alumni volunteers. His favorite Hampshire memories include seeing his peers’ Div III presentations, cooking for mod potlucks, and interviewing prospective students. He has a goal to visit all the U.S. state capitals (35 down).

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