Kiyomi has been involved with movements to end gender- and state-based violence since 2001. Her political home is with queer and trans communities of color and organizing to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence.

Kiyomi is a current board member of Funders Concerned About AIDS and a former board member of Groundswell Fund, Seattle Young People's Project, and API Chaya. She is an alum of Neighborhood Funder's Group Philanthropy Forward and Funders for LGBT Issues’ Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Fellowship. She formerly was a Senior Program Associate

at the Fund for Trans Generations at Borealis Philanthropy, and the Queer Network Program Coordinator at API Chaya. She has lived in Duwamish and Coast Salish’s people’s land (Seattle, WA) since 2005 and is an astrology and WNBA fan (go Storm!)