New editor joins Och Tamale team


Mika Ono

Mika Elizabeth Ono has joined the University of Redlands as editor of Och Tamale and editorial director in University Communications.

Ono has a broad background in writing, editing and communications, including most recently at The Scripps Research Institute, a La Jolla, Calif. based biomedical research institute with a top-10 graduate program in the sciences. Her freelance projects have ranged from writing book reviews for Essence Magazine to co-authoring an award-winning cookbook, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing and Long Life (DaCapo Press).

“I am thrilled to join the University of Redlands and the Och Tamale team,” says Ono. “Every day that I come to work on the gorgeous Redlands campus and meet new people inthis vibrant and welcoming community, I can’t believe how lucky I am.

“In this magazine, I want to help bring you stories that move, inform and inspire you as we explore the wide world of Bulldogs together. Please send me your thoughts—I welcome comments and suggestions!”

Mika Elizabeth Ono can be reached at


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