Jarota, Kris

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Kris Jarota
Career Occupation
Academy Instructor
Star Fleet Academy
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Biographical Attributes
211 lbs
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Bright orange
Big and spikey
Long and lanky
Lively, not very deep. Very obvious Aussie accent.
United Federation of Planets
Adelaide, Australia, Earth
Familial Relationships
Status of Parents:
Both alive, happily married and reaping the rewards of retirement.
Yasmin Jarota (30)
Marital Status:

Personal History

Kris was born into a happy and healthy family home in Adelaide, Australia. His father brought him up to be kind and understanding of others, but this lead to Kris being too relaxed and friendly, often finding errors coming out of school work, or personal problems due to his lack of focus or seriousness. When his grandfather died from alcohol poisoning, Kris swore to never touch a drop from that point onwards, so affected was he by the death of the great Grandpa Jarota who had been the kingpin of good times during his jolly life. Kris' parents were teachers themselves, encouraging the kids to take part in sports and educating them on fitness and well-being.

As a result, Kris was athletic and interested in sports himself, primarily tennis since his cousin Mitch introduced him to it. The pair became great friends as they played together regularly.

By the time Kris was in his twenties, his parents were encouraging him to see the galaxy and make a name for himself, taking the Jarota family name beyond Adelaide. There was no better place for this than Starfleet, where he quickly enrolled as a Security cadet fascinated in all things forensic and the tactics of battle. He'd never been a fighter himself, quite the opposite in fact, he was more of a diplomat and counsellor but he saw it as a great opportunity to change his life forever. Eventually he was assigned to the USS Kingston, a small exploration vessel, along with several other very nervy Midshipmen.

Kris' time onboard was fruitful, aiding the other officers who had joined with him with their hopes and fears. By the time he reached Lieutenant Junior Grade, he was the ship's acting Counsellor, by appointment of the Captain. Those dedicated to job and serious in their approach found him unbearable almost never fully focussed on the gravity of any given situation. As a result the Captain decided that the young Lieutenant position was elsewhere, telling him in a one to one meeting that, whilst his help was invaluable, his mind was not on the job. After such serious words from his own CO, Kris sought the advice of someone else for a change, eventually finding solace in the words of his best friend on a day of shore leave.

On Mitch's advice, Kris applied to become an Academy Instructor, hoping that his skills as a counsellor and respectable security officer would help him sail cadets through their training, and that his downfalls of clumsiness, lack of focus and desire to just make people happy wouldn't act as an impedance.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Security: Forensics and Tactics, Criminal Investigation
Academy Minor(s): Medical Counselling
Hobbies and Pastimes: Tennis and yo-yoing.
Short-Term Goals: To be the guy who teaches the Federation's next hero.
Long-Term Goals: To be amongst the top brass in the Star Fleet Academy.
Personality: Friendly, approachable, so laid back he's practically horizontal.
Sense of Humor: Wacky and slapstick
Phobias: Claustrophobia and is far too aware of his own mortality.
Likes: To be a clown and cheer people up
Dislikes: People who are in it to cause trouble, alcohol.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: People who are too serious.
Bad Habits or Vices: Can let his personality get the better of him in serious situations. Says 'dude' far more than is necessary.
Achievements: Helping many of his friends through difficult times and being accepted as an academy instructor.
Disappointments: Not winning the local tennis singles championship before he left for Star Fleet.
Illnesses: Got bitten by a snake when he was only 5 and had to spend a few weeks in hospital to recover from it.
Strengths: The ability to empathise with others, good listening skills.
Weaknesses: Can be cocky, over confident and too relaxed.
Fears: Not being liked by his students.
Prejudices: Anybody with a reason to smile, but refuses to.
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Loud Hawaiian shirts and shorts wherever possible
Distinguishing Features: Other than his hair, a very cheesy grin
Pets: Lizard, Winnie.
Friends: Kris' cousin and tennis partner Mitch Dunn, who encouraged him to become an instructor.

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Having to leave his family and friends behind when he left for the academy.
Best Time: The summer before his departure, many parties were held and lots of tennis was played with Kris reaching the final of a local tournament. Even though he lost, it was a fond memory.
Most Crucial Experience: When his CO warned him of his future and his friend and cousin Mitch urged him to become an academy instructor.
Role Model: His father, who is the only person on Earth more relaxed than him.

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  2. Please note that familial and historical references to age may be current only to time of retirement.