Kimiko Nicole LeNeave



Kimiko Nicole LeNeave completed her Bachelors of Arts degrees in History, Latin American Studies, and Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. She will complete her M.A. in History from the University of California San Diego in Winter 2022, where she is also currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Modern Latin American History. Additionally, Kimiko Nicole is a certified instructor of martial arts, hatha vinyasa yoga, and arial yoga.


Her varied experiences as a martial arts and yoga instructor, private tutor, and graduate teaching assistant have continued to fuel her passion for teaching and prepared her to customize lessons to fit the needs and goals of her students while helping them to balance academics, wellness, and passions of their own.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • The resident "plant lady" on campus.
  • Has a black belt in Kung Fu and trained with the Abbott of the Shaolin Temple in China.
  • Speaks three languages.
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