Kotaro is an undergraduate research assistant for Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC). His research objective is to create a matrix of best practices for energy efficiency at the local and state level.
Besides this intern program, Kotaro is an exchange student from Japan for a year at UC Davis, majoring in Political Science and, senior undergraduate at Osaka University in his home country, majoring in Human Sciences. While at Osaka University, Kotaro was a member of a volunteer association, where he worked in disaster areas after Fukushima and practiced community support projects with local governments and non-profit organization. In addition, he also obtained his experience in an assistant intern with a city council member, where he learned about policy making at a city level in some specific areas.