Dana ArakawaFacilitator

Dr. Dana Arakawa is an organizational psychologist who takes a research-guided approach to creating organizational resilience. She has worked with Federal and State government agencies, technology startups, private industry and small businesses to create meaningful change. Dana began consulting in 2013, offering organizational assessment, facilitation, training, curriculum development, and coaching. Her consultation skills have also been developed and tested as a teacher, having taught online and in-person at the University of Hawai‘i since 2011.

Dana has a PhD in psychology from the University of Hawai’i, a Master in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. When she’s not consulting or teaching, she loves practicing Ashtanga yoga, swimming, and meditation. Born and raised in Honolulu, Dana is excited to contribute to One Shared Future’s mission and offer breakthrough experiences that empower professionals to embrace innovation and collaboration across sectors.

Professional development to help organizations grow