Minori was born in Japan and moved to Oregon at the age of 10. She went to Lake Oswego High School and Portland Japanese School on Saturdays. At LOHS, she ran track and played basketball. She graduated from Oregon State University with Honors in Exercise and Sports Science, then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in California, while working as a waitress. Her clinical interests include Sports Rehabilitation and Women’s Health. She is fluent in Japanese and has working proficiency in Spanish. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, rock climbing, snowboarding and cooking.