Kai Sase Ebens is a fourth-year Design and Art Studio double major. She is particularly interested in graphic design, and as a student designer for SAMC, Kai develops graphic elements, social media materials and advertisements for Student Affairs departments. She is also the social media manager for InPrint Magazine and the creative director for Davis Political Review, two clubs on campus that address sociopolitical issues through annual publications.
In her free time, Kai loves to try new coffee beverages and take her dog to the beach. She also occasionally takes painting commissions, her most popular requests being pet portraits. Moving into her professional life, Kai hopes to continue working within the intersection of art and design.
What brought you to UC Davis?
The friendliness and community of Davis drew me in initially. It helped that I’m from the Bay Area, and could come home easily if I was feeling overwhelmed or wanted to do free laundry. As I grew into my independence, I recognized how special it is to be surrounded by like-minded people who want to better themselves in the same ways I do. I’m so grateful for the connections I’ve made and look forward to more to come.
What’s your favorite dish? Favorite to cook?
My favorite dish is Japanese katsu curry, which is a curry soup over rice with a breaded chicken cutlet on top. It’s a very nostalgic dish, one I don’t get to have very often, and it reminds me of my family and my origins. If I’m cooking for myself, I’ll make chipotle stuffed bell peppers or beef teriyaki.