Kalena Tamura


Kalena graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English, a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Film, Television and Digital Media. Kalena previously worked as a tutor instructing second language learners from different cultural backgrounds by helping them practice their English speaking and writing skills.

During her undergraduate studies, she worked under the supervision of a Communications professor at UCLA as an essay writing coach and held individualized sessions aiding high school students with their college application essay writing process. Kalena also received departmental honors for her completion of a Creative Thesis that took the shape of a fictional novella informed by critical research.

Eager to share her passion for literature and writing with others, Kalena hopes to pursue a Master of Education degree so that she can go on to instruct English at the secondary level. In her free time, Kalena enjoys dancing, crafting and baking.

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