Doni Uyeno is currently the development coordinator at Global Washington, a non-profit membership organization that supports the global development community in Washington state by promoting its members, bringing them together to spark new ideas and partnerships, and building a network of leaders improving lives around the world.
Doni was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She moved to Seattle to attend Seattle University where she graduated in 2018 with a degree in International Studies as well as minors in Spanish and Latin American studies. Doni lived in Ollantaytambo, Peru, working as the monitoring and evaluation intern for Awamaki, an NGO that connects female Andean artisan weavers with global markets. While in Peru, Doni was doing research for her honors thesis on sustainable tourism. Prior to her time in Peru, Doni lived in Puebla, Mexico for six months studying Spanish. Some of Doni’s interests include climate change and climate justice, local leadership in international development, and sustainable tourism.
In her free time she enjoys reading, yoga, cooking new recipes, watching musicals, and attempting watercolor.