Kalani’s passion for the ANCHOR Study is deeply rooted in her love of too many friends that passed during the height of HIV/AIDS crisis. She sees her participation in ANCHOR, both as a participant and a CAB member, as one of the best ways to honor them.
In addition to ANCHOR, Kalani is also active with communities throughout Los Angeles. She serves on various neighborhood councils in west LA, is a member of UCLA’s MCC CAB and stays involved with the SMC Emeritus Student Body Advisory.
For fun, Kalani trains both her body and her vocal cords! Kalani regularly exercises. Singing, however, is a newer hobby. Kalani explains, “…[due to a brain injury] my vocal folds collapsed. The injury forced me into vocal therapy that led to singing … a new found joy that comforts and inspires me… with a bit of effort, there’s usually a silver lining to be found.” The ANCHOR Study is lucky and proud to have Kalani as a CAB member.