2023 Nisei Week Queen Candidate Biography
Japanese Restaurant Association of America
Birthplace: Glendale, California
Education: California State University, Long Beach
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies
Platform: Down But Not Out
Hobbies & activities: When she is not working, she loves to read romance and mystery novels, does Olympic weightlifting, and is currently learning how to crochet.
Professional / Career Goals: Works as a projects associate for Go For Broke National Education Center.
Parents: Jackie Higashiyama
Pictured in photo: Kamalani with her mother, Jackie (front row), and sister, Maili, and brother, Calvin.