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Lauren Tonokawa


“Innovation for impact is something worth doing and something worth sharing.”


Lauren leads the Energy Excelerator’s communications team and and also handles visual design, this includes developing and executing the organization’s outreach and brand strategy.

Prior to joining Energy Excelerator full time…

Lauren started as a R.I.S.E. (Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment) intern just as the Energy Excelerator was taking shape in 2012. After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in marketing, she joined the team full time. Lauren also worked in the marketing department of Sopogy, a Hawaii-based solar thermal startup.

Outside of the office…

Lauren enjoys playing and coaching volleyball, spending time with family, and enjoying the beauty of living in Hawaii. She also writes a column on energy and innovation for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.