Soprano Kala Maxym’s professional background includes working as a Senior Program Analyst for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, gemologist, opera singer (including the occasional impromptu performance for a President, such as at the 2008 London Inaugural Ball for President Barack Obama), and working for a burgeoning tech start-up in the localization space. That’s until she realized none of this was quite what she wanted to do with her life! So… she quit her “real” job and moved to LA all in the same week just over a year ago and is now dedicated fulltime to her company Five Senses Tastings, a boutique special events company offering music tastings. Kala earned a B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Political Science/Music from Barnard College of Columbia University and an MMus in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory. Kala is a former bone marrow donor.