Tomoko Kuta has been an Encinitas resident for over 20 years but she was born in Japan and has lived in four different countries and major cities including London, Chicago, New York, Paris and Tokyo. She has expressed her multicultural and multilingual experiences throughout her career by working in non-profit organizations that serve diverse audiences and engaging visitors through a variety of programs. After over twenty-five years working in museums helping multiple organizations to grow, Tomoko joined San Diego Botanic Garden where she channels her skills to produce informative and interactive opportunities in the areas of Education, Visitor Services and Membership. Tomoko received a BS from Cornell University and an MA from the University of Chicago. She is an active member of the local and non-profit communities: with her family, she regularly volunteers for different organizations in San Diego and she is currently President of the California Association of Museums’ Board of Directors.