Sachi Arakawa

Portland Based Geographer, Cartographer and GIS Analyst


I am a urban planner, GIS analyst, and map designer with a background in urban geography. For the last four years I have worked in community geography, building partnerships between community groups and researchers/data analysts in the Portland Metro area. I work at the intersection of data analysis and community development. I am a founding organizer of the Mapping Action Collective, a data-visualization, mapping, and data analysis collective that uses GIS to support grassroots organizations and individuals working towards social justice and community resilience.

Besides my curiosity for all things spatial, I like exploring the Cascade and Coast Ranges, lifting weights, playing video games and pinball, and hanging out with friendly animals– including the occasional human.