Karensa was born in Kurashiki, Japan, but grew up in San Jose, CA. She started synchronized swimming when she was 11 with the Santa Clara Aquamaids, and has loved it ever since.  Her ultimate goal is to represent the US at the Olympic games and put the country back on the podium.
Karensa is currently a first year student at UC Berkeley and intends to major in neurobiology.

Goal: Olympic Games 2016

Athletic Achievements: 2015 FINA World Championships Team Tech 10th, Team Free 12th; Pan Am Games Team 3rd; 2015 U.S. Open Team Tech 1st; 2015 U.S. National Championships Team Free 1st; 2014 Junior World Championships Team 8th; 2014 U.S. Open Team 1st; 2013 UANA Pan American Championships Team 1st; 2013 U.S. Junior National Championships Team 1st, Duet 1st; 2012 US Jr Nationals Team 2nd, Duet 4th; 2011 US Jr Nationals Team 5th, Duet 6th; 2010 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 2nd, Duet 1st; 2009 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 2nd; 2008 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 3rd, Trio 1st, Duet 2nd

Fun Facts about Karensa
Your Favorite song: 100 Years Five for Fighting
Your favorite food: Thai
Your favorite sport (beside synchro): Swimming and gymnastics
Your perfect day off: Going to the beach and reading a good book

If Karensa was… (She would be)      
An animal? Cat
A time of the day? Morning
Inspiration? My coaches and teammates
A season? Fall
A dessert? Ice cream
A hot beverage? Soy latte
A metal? Gold
A super power? Time travel
A color? Red
A city? Los Angeles
A vacation destination? Bali