Trisha Murakawa has more than twenty years experience in strategic T Murakawacommunications, public affairs and project management. She has particular expertise in public participation for major public works projects including transportation, construction, water and land use planning projects. Her clients include public agencies, nonprofit organizations and candidates for public office.

Trisha was president and managing partner of Lang & Murakawa, a strategic communications and public affairs firm based in downtown Los Angeles, a public affairs officer for the Los Angeles County MTA where she handled construction mitigation programs, developed and implemented marketing campaigns for small business and construction mitigation, as well as coordinated public participation and public affairs strategies for various transportation projects including the Metro Red Line Eastside Extension and Metro red Line segment two - Vermont Corridor. she also organized community groups around bus operations, rail planning and heavy rail construction and a variety of events for community organizations, elected and government officials, civic and business leaders and the public.

Ms. Murakawa's professional experience also includes serving as the assistant director of UCLA Community and Government Relations where she coordinated advocacy activities for the university and higher education including five statewide ballot initiatives, as a legislative assistant to Assemblyman Tom Hayden and a legislative aide to Senator Diane Watson.

A leader in many professional and community organizations, Ms. Murakawa serves as a member of the Redondo Beach Harbor Commission and the Redondo Beach Growth Management and Traffic Committee, board chair for the American Lung Association of California, member of the Nationwide Assembly of the American Lung Association and writes a column for a local newspaper. She also served as a public member of the California State Bar Examiners Committee, and the Redondo Beach Public Works Commission, president of the American Civil Liberties union of Southern California and as a member of the board for the UCAL Alumni Association.

Ms. Murakawa received a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.