Lieutenant Valeria Mordin
Name Valeria Mordin
Position Chief Operations Officer
|Height||5'8" (6'8" with ears)|
|Eye Color||Blue (No Reflection)|
|Physical Description||Valeria is a very well built, very well proportioned humanoid creature resembling an earth creature called a Rabbit. She has soft cream-colored fur covering her entire form, the traditional 'cotton puff' tail, and lengthy ears that perk when she's listening, and flop when she's not. A quirk of Ts'usugi eyes causes them to not reflect light, and as such her blue eyes seem almost like endless pools that one could drown in, if they so choose.|
|Brother(s)||Older: Janis, Derig, and Pitok
Younger: Salim and Markus
|Sister(s)||Older: Felica and Lillim
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Valeria is a flirtatious vixen with a razor wit and has the curves and style to back it up. You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but she's a top-rank science graduate, raking above the salutatorian of her graduating class on her homeworld by one of the largest margins in the history of her academy (Her achievement was not noted, however, due to the circumstances of her attendance). She's an alluring siren of science, who sometimes gets a little too focused in her work.
She's quiet unless she's interested. Keep her talking, and you're in the clear.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Valeria, despite her flirtatious and bubbly personality, is a scientific genius. Her focus to the cause can sometimes cause her to lose sight of the bigger picture, though. She often forgets to eat, or sleep, or duck to avoid incoming fire. She's very quick to make friends, though when the subject becomes herself, she's liable to close like a slammed book.
She's exceptional at making friends, and has a dangerous social skill-set outside of the Science department. She's incredibly well versed in various forms of waging warfare, historical strategies, myths and lore, and seemingly countless fables and such from her homeworld. Some might find her seemingly neverending collection of stories and such a bit intimidating, that's if they work up the courage to speak with her.
Her people are usually overly polite, though in most circumstances are willing to play a long game. Mistakes are taken personally, and can sometimes cause little things to take greater focus then they should.
|Ambitions||Valeria's ambitions are recognition. She also wants to be recognized and noticed, and to achieve these goals with her brain, not just because she's beautiful. Her personal goal extends to being responsible for improving relations between her people and Starfleet, but she also accepts that the odds of finding more of her people this far out of their claimed space are slim to none.
As all daughters, she wants to make her parents proud, and achieve great things without bringing shame back home. With several older siblings, the pressure is on to stand out.
|Hobbies & Interests||Valeria enjoys reading the latest scientific magazines as much as the latest fashion magazines. She enjoys dancing, operating an electron microscope, exchanging fashion tips, polymer dating third rank isotopes, loud music with a killer beat, forensic autopsies, and in her spare time she collects spores, molds, and fungi. That is, when she isn't involved with a project, or teasing the color out of an ensign's uniform.
She enjoys personal interaction, despite her people being normally such a closed and insular people. Though, sometimes she engages in interactions just to see the results. Sometimes, it's all just another experiment.
|Personal History||Valeria Mordin was born the sixth child of her parents in the fifth province of the Fudi district on one of the moons of Ts'usu... and was very much the middle mouth to feed. Mother was a farmer, while father worked as a currency counter for the local tax collector. Who, in turn, worked for the tax enforcer, who worked for the prefect, who worked for the domo, who actually was allowed to kneel before the steps to the Emperor's Envoy's quarters. Though, with so little to her family and at a young age, she had ambitions. Her mother claimed that they were a family of farmers and coin counters, and nothing more. Valeria disagreed... politely.
She attended classes in schools that were outside her parents wealth by listening outside the windows, though when she was nearly arrested for truancy, her defense was that she was technically attending *A* school. This earned her a smile from the regional prefect. Her enhanced education helped her better herself above what her parents could ever provide, and the envoy of the Emperor himself was present at her graduation ceremony. Though, her parents were not allowed to view the ceremony, due to their low standing. They were, however, allowed to bow and listen. Valeria then graduated into what would be a college on any other world, which prepared her for the next leg of her journey through life: Attending the Academy of Starfleet.
Her longest running service in the Federation was aboard the USS Victory. It was there that the Daughter of Ts'usu found something she was never looking for, which simply proves that destiny and love aren't where you expect them.
|Service Record||Age 4: Entered into her village's preschool equivalent. Majored in Colors and Pattern Recognition.
Age 6: Attends Togori Elementary school. Near the end of the fourth year, the current curriculum bores her, but she achieves eight marks of ten. The equivalent of the Honor Roll. Aside from the basic education afforded to all, she excels at Math and Science.
Age 12: Attends Mutisho Primary school, mostly. Makes frequent trips to an upper district school house to learn by listening and rummaging through the trash for teacher handouts to the class. Noted to excel in Mathematics and Science, particularly biology and physics. Reprimanded for Truancy on several occasions.
Age 15: Attends Fuhin Secondary school, mostly. Old habits of attending school systems outside of her district resume. Despite such acts, receives nine marks in Mathematics and Biology. Receives eight marks in Physics comprehension on a ruthless grading curve. Is reprimanded for Truancy, but rather then punishment, the magistrate chooses to punish her by teaching her. She is sentenced to attend Hojim University, which is considered far out of her league. Her task: Achieve nine marks, or return home in shame.
Age 18: Enrolled in Hojim University. Majors in Mathematics and Science. Focuses on advanced mathematics and biology. Studies Physics as an elective. Three years in, re-evaluates schedule for Honors Mathematics, Advanced Biology, Advanced Viral studies, and Physics Comprehension and Application. Graduates at age 21 with nine marks, achieving the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Biology. Requested transfer to Starfleet Academy.
Age 23: Redacted
Age 28: Served aboard the USS Victory first as a Science officer then as an Operations officer, which she found slightly more to her liking.