Krishna's origins are the subject of much speculation. Some say that he sprung fully formed in his mother's garden in Michigan. Others say that his father was making an omelette one day, cracked an egg and Krishna fell out. Where he came from is much less important than where he is going. Currently a graduate student in Statistics at UCLA, he oversees all of the projects in the group.
Having spent most of her early life in the FBI's Witness Protection Program, Maddy decided to expose her true identity for the sake of science. Though her knowledge of criminal behaviors is extensive, Maddy decided to work on projects related to natural disasters.
As a child Sam was forced to flee her home state of Oregon due to a zombie infestation. Traveling from Howard Johnson's to Howard Johnson's, she finally made her way to Los Angeles. While at UCLA she works on refugee related projects to that no other child will have to suffer the same experiences that she did.
Andrew's life reads like a real life Wizard of Oz. While attending high school in Hong Kong, Andrew was sucked up in a typhoon. After a perilous trans-Pacific journey Andrew was deposited off the coast of Califonia. He swam five miles to a nearby oil platform and was rescued. Now at UCLA, Andrew works on natural disaster related project.
Hailing from central Calfornia, Nicole began her life as a Scottish Fold cat. Due to an unfortunate yarn incident and the spell of a powerful witch, Nicole acquired her human form. While she is still settling into this whole being human thing, Nicole has decided to become the first cat to graduate from college. She works on project dealing with Human Trafficking and Economic Development.
Though she was raised by wolves in the jungles of India, Em was finally discovered by a UCLA alumnus working in alligator husbandry. After a brief stay in a sanatorium, Em was reintroduced to polite society and quickly gained favor in social circles. Following her rescuer's return to Los Angeles, Em decided to enroll in UCLA. Fortunately, her unique background made her eligible for admission as well as substantial financial aid. She works on projects related to refugee migration and conflict.