AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
All-Western Fencing Conference for her fourth place finish at the NCAA West Regional in La Jolla (3/7) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (1/20).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
An All-Western Fencing Conference selection ... Started the season with a 10th place finish at the San Diego Open (10/27) ... Had a sixth place finish at the 18th Annual BladeRunner Tournament (11/17) ... Contributed to a 29-16 record in sabre at the Western Invitational (1/11) ... Helped the sabre squad upset No. 7 Northwestern at the Northwestern Invitational (2/2) ... Went undefeated at the South/South Duals (2/8) ... Finished the season with a fourth place showing at the NCAA West Regional (3/8).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
Started her career with a second place finish at the Collegiate Open (10/28) ... Finished in 11th place at the 17th Annual Bladerunner Tournament hosted by UCSD (11/4) ... Placed 29th out of 95 competitors in Junior Sabre at the North American Cup in Virginia ... Went undefeated against Notre Dame at the Northwestern Duals (2/1) ... Placed third in women's sabre as part of a podium sweep at the IFCSC Individual Championships (2/10) ... Finished the season with a sixth place finish at the NCAA West Regionals (3/10).
A 2012 graduate of Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs ... Competed 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, fenced for UCSD ... Majoring in cognitive science at Roosevelt College ... Present postgraduate goals include getting into medical school and becoming a psychiatrist ... Cartooning, playing music and dancing secretly are among her hobbies ... Spirited Away is her favorite movie ... Frida Kahlo, Joe Hisaishi and Anthony Bourdain are among her greatest influences.