Kala Youngblood, G1
Kala was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachia mountains in Lexington, Virginia. She attended The University of North Carolina Greensboro for her bachelors in chemistry. There she worked with Dr. Kimberly Petersen, using organocatalysis to synthesize chiral materials. When she’s not in lab, Kala can be found running the streets of Pasadena training for her next race. She enjoys being in the outdoors and hiking with her dog Oaty. Kala is a person with an affection for the fine arts. She loves exploring art museums and her favorite movie is Cars.