To keep it short, Halena earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fashion Design and 18 years of skilled artisan work in couture dressmaking. Spending 8 years as Senior Designer at Viet Thang Garment Joint Stock Co., Halena helped the company to become one of the most recognized brand in Vietnam. Halena's role as Senior Designer allowed her to attend international fashion weeks to show case her couture gown collections. In 2018, Halena started her own bridal alterations and design studio in San Jose, CA.