She is from Saldaea.
She wanted the Kin to accept wilders, and she taught girls who could learn to channel, even though this was forbidden among the Kin.
She has dark tilted eyes and a hooked nose and wide mouth.
Introduction of the Kin
Using the name Garenia Rosoinde, she meets Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve al'Meara in her house when Setalle Anan deposits them there mistaking them for runaway novices. Setalle seems to think Garenia is a runaway novice from the White Tower called Zarya Alkaese. When Elayne and Nynaeve refuse any help Reanne Corly sends them on their way.
She is present on the farm when Elayne and Nynaeve arrive with their group and the Bowl of the Winds. She faints when she spots the Aes Sedai in the group. She is part of the thirteen women who link up and channel into the Bowl of the Winds to change the weather.
Returned to novice white
She is found out to be a runaway by Adeleas Namelle and is put back into novice white again along with Kirstian, who confessed to also be a runaway novice. The two novices work out that the murderer of Adeleas must have been an Aes Sedai. Zarya is now solely taught by Vandene Namelle.
She is with Vandene when the Aes Sedai tells Elayne the news of Reanne's death.