Mika Matsuno is based in New York City, where she works with institutional, corporate, and family philanthropists to develop complex strategies, implement and manage philanthropic programs, and understand the impact of their work. Her portfolio has spanned a wide range of issues, including reproductive health and rights, technology and society, environmental justice, civic engagement, and gun violence prevention. She brings expertise and experience in applied research and evaluation and enjoys working with clients to understand their goals and use data to guide strategy and investment decisions. Her current work supports philanthropists interested in leveraging innovative advocacy strategies and tactics to advance social justice causes.
Prior to joining Arabella, Mika served as a program evaluation research assistant. She has also worked for the Global Fund for Women on their grant-making team and for a girls’ education organization in Tanzania, where she helped create its evaluation framework and develop curricula. Additionally, Mika spent several years as an English language and writing teacher for adults both in the United States and abroad in South Africa and France.