Ren_MacDonaldRen began training in rhythmic gymnastics in 1996 at age 7 and competed until her retirement in 2009 as an experienced level 10 senior. She trained under many prominent coaches, including Olga Morozova, Alla Svirsky, Olga Putsillo, and Pilar Munoz. During her competitive years Ren was on the Junior Olympic team winning 3rd AA, earned 4th AA at the Wien Cup in Vienna, Austria, and was nationally ranked at the Visa National Championships. She has been coaching since 2006 and was a USAG rhythmic judge from 2006 to 2009. Ren also received her B.A. in Literature and Writing from the University of Santa Barbara’s prestigious College of Creative Studies in 2011 and is currently the editor of Toska Literary Magazine.

Ren is a Safety and Instructor certified professional member of United States Gymnastics Association.