Keely Zaas is a 41-year-old scientific researcher who enjoyed watching hockey, vandalising bus stops with Save The Kittens stickers because they covered graffiti, and baking. She is quiet and smart, but can also be very sarcastic and a bit standoffish. She is American. She has a degree in chemistry. She is allergic to grasshoppers, a strange allergy that she likes to tell people because of the humour of it. She is obsessed with running with past dreams of running a marathon that were destroyed with the outbreak Physically, Keely is in pretty good shape. She is average-height with pale skin, copper hair and brown eyes. She has a small scar on her left cheek that she cannot remember where it came from. If asked she will provide a story that is obscure such as a knife fight on a dingy surrounded by sharks and how she was the victor with the scar as her only mark of the battle. She grew up in a working class neighbourhood where the houses were all cookie cutter one story homes. Her parents David and Andrea Zaas separated when she was small, but remained friends and provided a happy, stable home. They never remarried nor had any other children, leaving Keely as an only child. She is currently single. Her most recent romance was with a politician called Kelsey Irving O'Neill, who was the same age as her. They broke up because Keely didn't like Kelsey's style. Keely's best friend was a scientific researcher called Lynn Sullivan. They were inseparable until the virus broke out, Keely found Lynn's body decaying on the ground . Since the loss of her friend, she has packed up what she could carry and decided to risk it all for the safety of finding refuge elsewhere.