UW Professional & Continuing Education

Hina Arai has more than seven years of legal and policy experience with Washington state’s Employment Security Department and Seattle City Light. Arai served as the attorney hearing officer for City Light, where she provided strategic advice on legislative and policy matters impacting the organization's customers. She’s been responsible for engaging with a diverse set of stakeholders — including senior leaders, functional operators and customers — to manage conflict and provide strategic guidance.

Arai has also served as City Light’s privacy champion, where she consulted and supervised internal and external customers on customer care and privacy-related matters and developed City Light’s first privacy policy. Currently, Arai is a senior power analyst with the Wholesale Contracts business unit at Seattle City Light. She has a law degree from California Western School of Law and a bachelor’s from University of Washington. Arai loves spending time with her family and learning as much as she can about her children’s newest fascinations, which are currently dinosaurs.

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