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Oregon Born has been incredibly blessed with the most amazing group of brand ambassadors.

Periodically we will be featuring Q & A posts with Oregon Born Ambassadors that will allow you to get to know them a little better.

This is the eighth post in our Ambassador series.


What is your name?
Kiana Hamada

Do you have any nicknames?

Where were you born?
Portland, OR

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Why did you want to become an Oregon Born ambassador?
I wanted to represent Oregon AKA the best state and embrace where I was born and raised.

What is your favorite part about being an Oregon Born ambassador?
I love getting to embrace where I was born and raised, in the best apparel of course! It’s the best when I wear my Oregon Born gear in college since I’m in Arizona.

What is your favorite thing about Oregon?
The greenery

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite hobby?

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hawaii (I have family there and it’s beautiful)

What kind of pets do you have, if any? What are their names?
No pets.

What causes are you passionate about?
Mental Health Awareness, Suicide Prevention

Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I advocate and take action with AFSP, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, by attending their events virtually and in-person.

What is an interesting fact about you?
I can spell the longest word in the Merriam Webster and Oxford Dictionaries.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Getting into the honors college at ASU and making the Dean’s List my freshmen year.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Graduated with a Master’s in Psychology pursuing a job in the medical field, focused on mental health.

Favorite book?
It Ends With Us - By Colleen Hoover

Favorite song?
Lost by Frank Ocean

Favorite movie?
The Blind Side

And lastly, what was your favorite TV show when you were 5 years old. And what is your favorite TV show today?
Hannah Montana (when I was 5), Grey’s Anatomy (now)