I’ve been a KUMA member since June 2021 and appreciate the coaches’ emphasis on strength rather than size. Growing up, I wasn’t athletic—I picked clovers in soccer fields and even learned Latin to dodge gym class. But after reading a fantasy book featuring strong female characters who boxed, I tried kickboxing and now adore it alongside KUMA’s amazing ladies. Outside of kickboxing, I enjoy reading, crafting, napping with my three cats, working as a children’s librarian, and providing administrative support to KUMA.