Cherena Tong is the legal assistant to Yulissa Zulaica at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Cherena earned her bachelor’s degrees in Asian American Studies and Chinese Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Cherena’s passion for law first developed when she accepted a position with a local Santa Barbara personal injury firm; through her internship, she saw how the law could help people, especially those injured through no fault of their own, regain control of their lives despite the tragedy. With over 3 years of legal experience, Cherena now manages client relations for estate planning, probate and trust administration, and litigation for Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP.
Outside of the firm, Cherena enjoys traveling abroad to visit historic sites and spending time with her dog, J.D.