Kaivun, Kate

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Kate Kaivun
Career Occupation
Academy Instructor
Star Fleet Academy
Biographical Attributes
3/4 Human, 1/4 Betazoid
110 lbs
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
dark brown with auburn highlights
long and wavy, worn up while on duty
very petite
on the pale side
high soprano but with mellow tones
United Federation of Planets
Centauri VII
Familial Relationships
Gyan Kaivun
Hannah Browne
Status of Parents:
retired on Barnard's colony
two brothers, Padraig, 32, Jay, 39
Marital Status:

Personal History

Kate's father and mother were medical doctors and they moved the family around a lot during her childhood, taking up a number of positions working in dangerous frontier colonies or those ravaged by disease. Despite this, Kate had a secure and loving upbringing which instilled in her a strong sense of duty and generosity towards others.

Her eldest brother Jay is a writer and her brother Padraig is a research biologist. Kate showed talent as a musician from a early age and her parents encouraged this and did not put pressure on her to chose any particular career path. As a teenager Kate performed well in science subjects such as biology. On leaving school she chose to pursue scientific interests rather than music, applying to Star Fleet Academy and passing the entrance exams on the first attempt.

Kate specialised in human/alien sciences at the Academy and excelled in her studies. On graduation she spent 3 years on the science vessel USS Franklin and another year on the scout ship USS Vespucci. After this time she realised she was not interested in a scientific career on a starship and applied to be an Academy Instructor. Kate sees helping to train new generations of cadets as a crucial role, and enjoys helping others to realise their potential in life.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): neuroscience, xenobiology
Academy Minor(s): cognitive science
Hobbies and Pastimes: reading, playing the piano, singing and composing music. Participating in all forms of dance
Short-Term Goals: to enjoy her job, to help develop talented cadets into officers
Long-Term Goals: to teach a future renowned scientist
Personality: empathic (from her Betazoid grandfather, though she has no telepathic ability), easy going, kind and generous but can be tough and exacting regarding her job
Sense of Humor: light-hearted and cheeky sense of humour
Phobias: zero-gravity
Likes: chocolate, tea, music of all genres and time periods, Terran Japanese food, Risan wine
Dislikes: live food and real non-replicated meat
Pet Peeves or Gripes: impolite people, arrogance
Bad Habits or Vices: chocolate
Achievements: won several prizes for musical composition as a teenager
Disappointments: discovering that she did not enjoy being a scientist aboard a starship
Illnesses: minor childhood illnesses. Contracted Dapthian flu aged 11 and was in a serious condition for 24 hours. She pulled through only after treatment with an antiviral drug developed by her mother. The condition left her weak for several months afterwards but she eventually made a full recovery.
Strengths: patient, shrewd and perceptive
Weaknesses: lacks ambition
Fears: to be alone in old age
Prejudices: none, she is very broad-minded and accepting
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: equally comfortable in very feminine clothes or jeans and sweaters depending on mood
Distinguishing Features: dimples high up in her cheeks when she smiles
Pets: None
Friends: Suraiya Afsar, her roommate at the Academy when she was a cadet, now a science officer on USS Euclid

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: seeing her parents devastated after they were unable to save the population of Febrius IV from a deadly virus that eventually wiped out the population.
Best Time: Star Fleet training at the Academy, it was hard work but she enjoyed the camaraderie and social life.
Most Crucial Experience: teaching a new science midshipman on board the USS Vespucci as this made her realise a vocation as a teacher
Role Model: her parents who have devoted so much of their lives to helping others

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