Mala is a human woman and the mother of Jenks. During her teenage years, she joined a group of humans called the survivalists, and moved to Earth to live in their communes. She later left after the survivalist leadership ordered her to kill her newborn baby, Jenks, because of his dwarfism. After leaving the clan, she traveled on foot across Earth until she ran into a group of scientists from the Samsara Project.
She currently works as a mammalogist on the Samsara Project.