Nyala was born in Iowa City but grew up in Los Angeles. They are genderqueer, which means they go by “they/them” pronouns, not “she/her”. They enjoy spending time on Netflix, researching about Critical Race Theory and intersectionality, and playing with their pets. Nyala has only done mock trial once, which was during the Summer Institute in 2013, but did do a few years of high school debate. They are a History major and will most likely double in African-American Studies. If you want to talk about Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Orange is the New Black, or Scandal, Nyala is your person.