|I was born in Dublin, Eire on Earth. My father, who was of Irish descent, but born in that part of America called Oregon, was overjoyed to be billeted in the country of his ancestors. After a year, there he met a wild, dark-haired beauty of Romani ancestry. They fell in love, married, and I was the happy result. At least I like to think I am. As you might believe, growing up in Ireland, surrounded by the myths and legends, and with a mother whose Gypsy heritage was equally as strong, I grew fascinated with the unknown and unusual. I also freely explored my interest in drama.
I went to university in America, majoring in Religions and Cultures, as well as studying art and theatre, performing in many productions. I was also an athlete and was very successful in team and individual sports. I was most successful in sprints and medium distance running. This of course, was helpful since there were times my sense of humor was not particularly well received by those who were targets of my punchlines.
My humor has always been my defense. Sometimes caustic, according to some rarely funny, and more given to puns and word games, one might think that I would have had little need for such a defense. My humor helped me survive the put-downs I started receiving once I began to develop. The peasant stock from my paternal and maternal sides manifested themselves on my physique as it had failed to do with either my mother, or sister. I was the subject of much ridicule over the size of my bosom until I was mature enough to physically best in nearly every endeavor all my tormentors. As such for some period of time I kept to myself and comforted myself with stories of myth and legend.
I long had a fascination with research and investigation. I spent many hours in the library, often eschewing the digital for the antique. I loved to read the books, actually turn the pages of the antique and ancient volumes that were preserved. Following graduation I spent a year exploring the libraries of Europe and Asia, diving into the great works and literature Irish, Norse, Greeks, Egyptians, Hindi, and others.
Eventually I needed to make a decision. My father was for a time, the personal physician of a very old and trusted family friend, who was also a Federation ambassador. I had accompanied my father on two missions as he served the Starfleet ambassador to Orion and Vulcan. They were, unfortunately very short journeys, but I was fascinated by space travel and the opportunity to make a difference while exploring. Father may have been disappointed that I did not choose medicine as my older siblings did, but he proudly supported my decision to enter Starfleet.
Since that time I have striven to excel in my position as a Starfleet Security Officer. In some ways my physique has been an asset as I am often underestimated. At times it is a hindrance as I am often underestimated. As a result I work harder to excel. I recently completed training to pilot a Defiant class ship. I am committed to being as valuable a member of my crew and Starfleet as I possibly can.