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Ensign Laurel Zatara

Name Laurel Zatara

Position Chief Flight Control Officer

Rank Ensign


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 27

Physical Appearance

Height 5’10”
Weight 135 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Laurel’s hair is medium length, though she does keep it on the longer side. When she is on duty her hair is always kept in a neat bun or ponytail so as not to interfere with her efficiency while she works.
Her frame is slightly more agile than toned, preferring to concentrate on her cardio fitness rather than lifting weights. She moves purposefully and firmly, but she does have the flexibility to move quickly when the need arises. She carries herself with confidence and oozes leadership qualities.

Family

Spouse None
Children None, though she does want a family in the future.
Father Bernard Zatara
Mother Sophie Zatara
Brother(s) Gregory Zatara, currently working as a school teacher, he is three years older than Laurel.
Sister(s) None
Other Family None to note

Personality & Traits

General Overview Laurel is dependable, reliable, and confident in her work. She is cool under pressure, maintains her concentration, and can always be called upon to bring her ‘A-game’ while on duty.
Laurel is outgoing, typically laughing and smiling and telling stories of her various adventures in Starfleet. She gains friends easily, but is always conscious of the chain of command.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Laurel is a hard worker, a dedicated friend, and an unstoppable force when she puts her mind to something.

+ She gets the job done, and she gets it done well. She is a natural leader, and fiercely loyal to her crew, friends, and family.

- Sometimes she forgets to enjoy life like she needs to, instead of always putting her career first.

- She takes failure more deeply than most.
Ambitions Her only ambition at this time is to conduct herself in a manner expected of a Starfleet officer, and to impress her superior officers with her skills.
Hobbies & Interests Laurel has very little hobbies. When she does have some down time from her work, she can be found in the ship’s gym or jogging in the holodeck.
She also enjoys reading holo-novels based around 22nd battles and skirmishes.

Personal History Laurel was born and raised in a suburb within San Francisco, California. She had a normal childhood, and engaged well with her school teachers and made plenty of friends. Laurel had a good relationship with her brother Gregory, and spent a lot of time with him growing up in and around San Francisco. The two of them would often go walking around the city together from a relatively young age.

One winter, when Laurel was only eleven years old, she and her brother were walking along the seafront during a particularly stormy afternoon. Gregory would often enjoy watching the waves crash onto the shore during storms. Suddenly a wave crashed onto the path that the siblings were standing on, and swept Laurel out into the water. Knowing that Laurel wasn’t a strong swimmer, Gregory didn’t hesitate to jump in after his sister despite the dangers. Thankfully he managed to get his sister back to the shore and started chest compressions and mouth to mouth as soon as he realised she wasn’t breathing. Within moments she started coughing up the salty water and recovered. Laurel and her brother became even closer after that day.

Growing up in and around ‘Frisco’, Laurel had made the decision from a very early age that she wanted to join Starfleet. The city was always full of Academy cadets and personnel, and she had always thought that they looked so smart and so brave.

She joined the Academy at the age of 18 to study flight control, and graduated from Starfleet Academy at the age of 22. She had some of the most impressive results of her year, and graduated summa cum laude. Although she remained incredibly grounded and humble despite her achievements.

Laurel applied for a handful of starship positions almost immediately, and was offered a post onboard the USS Sequential as a helm officer. The only negative was that the Sequential would be setting off on a five-year deep space mission. Thinking about the positives and negatives and weighing up her other options, Laurel finally accepted the posting.

After five years, the Sequential returned to Earth and allowed the crew to disembark on some much needed rest and relaxation. Laurel felt that it was now the right time to move on with her career.

Not long after leaving the Sequential, an opportunity to join the crew of the USS Albion under famed Captain Sprague as the Chief Flight Control Officer presented itself. This was a great opportunity to advance her career as an officer and a member of Starfleet, and an opportunity Laurel grabbed with both hands.
Service Record Starfleet Academy, Flight Control Cadet

USS Sequential, Helm Officer

USS Albion, Chief Flight Control Officer