Kalena was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaʻi.
She graduated from Kealakehe High School in Kona and currently attends the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo studying Biology.
"I plan to attend medical school upon graduation, with hopes to return home to work as a doctor in my community. I am excited to be working with Liliʻuokalani Trust and hope to learn more about the importance of Hawaiian culture and how I can continue to perpetuate it in my own life."
Kalena's hobbies include singing and dancing hula. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends, going to the beach and relaxing.