Lani spent the majority of her career as a retail executive in Marketing and New Business Development for numerous apparel and retail companies including Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Gymboree, Esprit, and etoys.com. After graduating from college, she was an investment banker in Mergers & Acquisitions at Kidder Peabody in New York. Lani received a BA in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Since becoming a full-time mom, Lani has served on the boards of both Brentwood and Village Schools. She is also involved with Everychild and Homeboy Industries.