Summer Kozai is a quadramembral amputee as a result of bacterial meningitis in 2009. She is a senior auditor for the US Department of Defense. Summer earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and her graduate degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Summer serves on the State of Hawaii Disability and Communication Access Board and volunteers on the State Department of Transportation ADA Advisory Committee. Although she resides in Hawaii, she enjoys traveling for both work and pleasure.