miyuku sakamoto

Miyuki Sakamoto

Second Year Master of Public Policy Student

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Miyuki started her career at the Information and Communication Electronics Division in METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), for the Japanese national government. She supported Japanese companies that have been improving their energy efficient technologies. She was also engaged in electronics recycling system. She worked in three other departments after that, improving her professional skills to coordinate variety of projects, such as promoting Japan as an ideal destination for foreign direct investment. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Forestry from University of Tokyo. Working at Forest Hydrology and Erosion Control Engineering Laboratory, Miyuki examined nitrogen deposition and transformation dynamics along the canopy–soil continuum of a suburban forest.

Miyuki joined UCLA Luskin School in order to improve her analytical skills in the field of sustainable economic development. Her research field varies from globalization to environmental economics. This spring, she organized Japan Trip 2018 as a co-representative. In this study trip, she led a cultural tourism & sustainable community team. In her free time, Miyuki loves to play outside with her three-year-old daughter.