AS A FRESHMEN IN 2012-13
Started her career with a 2nd place finish in women's sabre at the Collegiate Open hosted by Caltech (10/28) ... Finished in 11th place in women's saber at the 17th Annual Bladerunner Tournament hosted by UCSD (11/04) ... Finished in 29th place out of 95 competitors in Junior Sabre at the North American Cup in Virginia ... Went undefeated against Notre Dame in women's sabre at the Northwestern Duals (2/1) ... Placed 3rd in women's sabre as part of a podium sweep at the IFCSC Individual Championships held at Pomona (2/10) ... Finished the season with a 6th place finish in women's sabre at NCAA West Regionals (3/10).
A 2012 graduate of Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs ... Played for the Hangtown Saber Club in Diamond Springs during high school.
Born Nov. 26, 1994 in Sacramento ... Parents are Michael Gesner and Rasimah Sulaiman ... Her older sister, Munira, is a junior on the UCSD fencing team and is her favorite athlete ... Majoring in cognitive science at Roosevelt College ... Cartooning, playing music and dancing secretly are among her hobbies ... Carry On by Fun. is playing on her iPod ... Spirited Away is her favorite movie ... Frida Kahlo, Joe Hisaishi and Anthony Bourdain are among her greatest influences ... Present postgraduate goals include getting into medical school and becoming a psychiatrist.