Her mother was a famous model, but Cali wanted to stay out of the limelight. Cali had straight As throughout school, even due to her dyslexia. Cali earned an erratic fear of heights when her only close friend fell from a rock wall she was climbing and fell unconscious for eight days. But one day in 9th grade, Cali's maid had suddenly grabbed her and stuffed her in an enclosed cage (this is why she has claustrophobia) The maid was Khione, who wanted to get revenge on her mother for something she did in the past. When Cali finally escaped the cage through singing the lock open, a satyr dragged her to camp half blood saying that Khione will always be after her.