The daughter of Ian Malcolm. Malcolm was never home, meaning that Kelly was usually left with a babysitter or relative, occasionally her father’s girlfriend Sarah Harding. With no real father to take care of her, Kelly learned to take care of herself. She joined the gymnastics team at her school, but was cut when her attitude conflicted with the coach. Her gymnastics skills have not lessened, though, as she has practiced them all her life. Kelly decided to take some initiative, possibly misinterpreting some advice that Malcolm gave her, and stowed away in the trailer to get to Isla Sorna.