Leilani is LACI’s Market Access Program Manager and works with startups to commercialize their solutions through pilot deployment, partnership development, and raising capital.
She has a diverse professional background with sustainability as the thread woven throughout her career. Leilani studied environmental biology and sustainable development at Columbia University and worked as an urban ecologist in NYC. By applying the systems thinking of ecology to business development, she went on to work with several startup founders in a variety of industries. Leilani focuses on tailoring methods to integrate economic, social and environmental impact within startup growth strategy. She spends her days away sailing and surfing along the California coast.