Masako is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager for King Philanthropies. In that role, she oversees the smooth operation of all administrative activities, including executive support, finance, procurement, database management, and event planning. Before joining King Philanthropies, Masako was the Office Manager for Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University. Her background also includes facilities and project management, event planning, catering, and administrative support for organizations such as Steelcase (Facilities Manager), Hakone Gardens, Saratoga (Director of Operations), Interop Corp. (Conference Planner and Hospitality Coordinator). Her interest in the arts and sciences has given her additional skills in science illustration, field survey work, and studies in the fields of zoology, geology, mycology, and animal husbandry.