Michiko Starks is the Apprenticeship Manager for Seattle City Light (a public utility). She oversees four active apprenticeship programs which include Electrical Lineworkers, Electrician Constructors, Cable Splicers and Meter Electricians. Prior to her current position with Seattle City Light, Michiko started her career in the crafts by attending a five-year commercial electrician, apprentice program and receiving her Washington State journey-level (01) electrical license in 2000. She continued her path in the electrical industry by working as the Assistant Training Director and Interim Training Director for the Puget Sound Electrical Apprenticeship which trains apprentices as Residential, Limited Energy and Commercial Construction Electricians.
Michiko graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and from the New School for Social Research in New York City with a Master’s Degree in Policy Analysis and Management.