LuAnn Shikasho is Sansei and was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. She attended Waseda University in Tokyo as an exchange student and went on to teach at various universities and companies in Japan. She also spent a few years teaching in three different states in Brazil. After returning to Sacramento, California she began her career in real estate. She is presently with RE/MAX in Elk Grove, California and lives in Sacramento. She is currently on the board of directors of the Greater Sacramento Chapter of AREAA and has been serving since the start of the chapter in 2009.