Malina started taking taiko classes with her father back in elementary school. The two practiced and performed together with Ryusei Taiko of Pearl City, Hawaii until Malina moved to California for college and took a break from taiko. After moving to San Diego, she began itching to play taiko again and joined Naruwan in 2017. She is so grateful to have found such an energetic and diverse group to have fun with on and off stage!