Jen has been exposed to music and performing arts her entire life from piano, western percussion, hula, and hip hop dance. While in college, Jennifer was a part of the UCLA Drumline all 4 years (GO BRUINS!), so not quite yet exposed to the taiko community. It was not until she returned to her hometown of San Diego when she discovered the joy of taiko through one of the first few community classes offered by Naruwan, where she enjoyed the energy, movement, and comradery. Jennifer has been a member of Naruwan since 2009 and is grateful to be a part of the family that has allowed her to share the love and appreciation of performing taiko all over San Diego at many different events. When not in front of the taiko, you’ll likely find Jennifer in front of the stove cooking up a storm, which she loves to do too. Just like taiko, food brings friends and family together and makes everyone happy. 🙂