STAR FLEET PERSONNEL COMMAND FILE
|Assignment:||USS Copernicus, GSC-9035|
|Species:||3/4 Human, 1/4 Vulcan|
|Height:||178 cm (5 ft. 10 in.)||Weight:||72.6 kg (160 lb.)|
|Hair Color:||Brown, with a red tinge|
|Hairstyle:||Short, somewhat messy|
|Physique:||Slim but muscular|
|Complexion:||A slightly tanned Terran Caucasian|
|Voice:||Usually a calm, monotone tenor|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Born:||17601.23||Age:||38 (although he looks younger, aging slower thanks to his Vulcan heritage)|
|Father:||Edward Alasdair, Human (Irish)|
|Mother:||T’Rue, ½ Vulcan ½ Human (Estonian)|
|Status of Parents:||Married|
Sinek Edru Alasdair (goes by Sinek and doesn’t like it when people use his human names) was born on Vulcan, but spent much of his youth in space moving from planet to planet. His father, a terraformer, and his mother, a meteorologist, led a team of scientists who surveyed new worlds for colonization. Sinek grew up aboard his parents’ survey vessel and matured very quickly, spending most of his time either alone or with adults as there were usually no children his age to befriend. At age 10, his parents made him an unofficial member of the team and he assisted on many survey projects, but tended to spend most of his time with M’Kael, the youngest member of the team and its medic.
When he was 16, Sinek’s mother became very ill and the family returned to Vulcan for her treatment. At that time, his father started teaching at a local university and Sinek attended his first formal class. Due to his time as an unofficial member of the terraforming team, he was more scientifically advanced than many of his peers, but he had a hard time making friends. His advanced knowledge earned him a place on the school’s science team, which presented their project at an interplanetary science fair. The team won second place, a summer fellowship at the Vulcan Science Academy, and the opportunity to visit Star Fleet Academy (plus a few planets along the way, but these were less important to him).
Although he had interacted with many different species while growing up, Sinek had had little interaction with people from Star Fleet during his life, but his admiration grew exponentially when he visited the Academy grounds. Although bystanders couldn’t tell, he was enthralled by the camaraderie of the different species and the opportunity to learn about the much wider galaxy. At this time he decided that he would attend Starfleet after he had completed his fellowship with the Vulcan Science Academy.
Because of his experience on the terraforming team and the education his parent’s had provided to him, Sinek graduated from primary school one year early. It was around this time that he visited Star Fleet Academy and then he returned to Vulcan to complete the hard-won summer fellowship at the Vulcan Science Academy. Near the end of his fellowship, his mother’s illness grew worse and, at the request of his father to stay close to home during his mother’s illness, he applied and enrolled full-time at the Vulcan Science Academy. After his preliminary training, he completed a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, spending the next few years teaching and conducting research.
Sinek stayed with the Science Academy much, much longer than he expected. Near the end of his tenure, he applied to complete the kolinahr, but was denied. During the initial screening, the priestess determined that his concern for his mother and failure acknowledge his resentment toward his father were too deeply ingrained and could never truly be purged. He kept the application secret and now feels shameful about not being accepted into the ritual.
With his mother in better health, the families attention became focused on his paternal grandmother, who lived on Earth. His family traveled to Earth and arrived in time to say their final goodbyes. Stealing a moment to be alone with her, Sinek had deathbed conversation with his grandmother in which she prompted him to pursue his initial plan and attend Star Fleet Academy. He is forever grateful to his grandmother for reminding him of this goal, which he had set aside many years ago during his mother’s recovery. Sinek realized that if he had ignored his father’s request nearly 20 years previously, he would have accomplished this goal already. Thankfully, due to being one-quarter Vulcan, the years ‘wasted’ are less of a concern.
During his time at the Academy, Sinek made acquaintances with many individuals, mostly because of being in proximity to so many people and because he was forced into completing teamwork assignments with them. In general, he preferred to keep to himself and only really socialized, but did not truly befriend, his roommate, David Patterson, who was much younger and had a much different personality. Cadet Patterson was expelled from the Academy in the third year, at which time Sinek requested a single-occupancy room and spend most of his last year studying for exams and preparing for medical school.
The competition was fierce at Star Fleet Medical, but Sinek persevered. Given his experiences and education earlier in life, many of the introductory classes were easy for him. As the coursework became more specialized and applied, Sinek struggled to keep up and meet his own expectations for excellence. His dedication to his goal and his mother’s full recovery helped him keep his attention focused on graduating. He finished in the top 10% of the class, yet Sinek knew that he could have done better if he had had the stamina. He now fully realizes that he blames his human tendencies for his shortcomings and harbors resentment toward his father for, in his mind, holding him back and his mother for being weak during his formative decision-making years. He believes that if they had both been fully Vulcan, his life would have turned out differently.
Academy Major(s): Exosurgery
Academy Minor(s): Exobiology
Hobbies and Pastimes: Reading Terran psychology texts and comic books from the 20th and 21st centuries
Short-Term Goals: To gain the professional respect of those with whom he serves.
Long-Term Goals: Sinek would like to conduct research to expand the knowledge base of future physicians.
Personality: Introverted and introspective. He doesn’t talk much unless he is asked a question or believes his expertise is required, even then his responses are curt. He is often perceived as arrogant and the occasional smirk and squinting side-eye doesn’t help this reputation. Conversely, he is extremely helpful and giving. His personal motto is, “vivo ut serviam” or “I live that I may serve,” and he will do almost anything (within reason) for anyone, regardless of their opinion of him.
Sense of Humor: Sinek exhibits a dry and sarcastic sense of humor, which can be seen as cruel to more emotional species. As an example, when his 101 year-old human grandmother was dying, he joked that his family should buy life insurance. His human relatives did not appreciate the comment.
Phobias: Large groups and being physically isolated from society (e.g. alone on a deserted island).
Likes: Privacy, silence, intelligence, and respect. Unlike many people of Vulcan heritage, he enjoys coffee and other stimulant beverages and occasionally eats meat, but only that which has been replicated.
Dislikes: Most social situations, especially those with large crowds.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: When emotions get in the way of efficiency and productivity. He believes that humans (and many other species) use their work as simply a means to attract a mate and not for achieving self-efficacy.
Bad Habits or Vices: His mother has said that he spends too much time meditating and/or in private contemplation as a means to avoid interpersonal contact. He also doesn’t speak with his parents as much as he thinks he should.
Achievements: Winning second place in an interplanetary science fair during primary school.
Disappointments: Not attending Star Fleet Academy as soon as he could.
Illnesses: Generally healthy, although, being mostly human, he has noticed a susceptibility certain seasonal allergies that are unheard of on Vulcan.
Strengths: He is organized, structured, and efficient at most things in his life.
Weaknesses: Sinek does not like surprises and the truly unexpected can unsettle him.
Fears: He is afraid of losing who he is and not being seen. Growing up he felt small, even within his family of three people, he often felt overlooked as his parents’ focused heavily on their work.
Prejudices: He is quick to accept those from other cultures, but then slowly shows preferences to his own thought processes and behaviors, rejecting those of others. There are many things against which he is prejudiced and most of these are human behaviors or attitudes. He strongly favors his Vulcan heritage and quickly dismissed many of his human traits.
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Solid colors, tunics and pants. Occasionally, traditional Vulcan robes.
Distinguishing Features: Slightly tapered eye brows, slightly pointed ears, and a mole near the center of his neck, just above the collar-line
Friends: M’Kael, a member of his parents’ terraforming team
Personal Paradigm Shifts
Most Painful Experience: Nearly losing his mother to her illness and being denied the kolinahr.
Best Time: Spending time with M’Kael learning about medicine
Most Crucial Experience: His first visit to Starfleet Academy and his last conversation with his grandmother.
Role Model: His paternal grandmother. She was helpful, passionate, and dedicated.
|Cadet||Star Fleet Academy||21412.23 – 21501.04||Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon|
|Medical Officer||USS Copernicus, GSC-9035||21501.04||Midshipman|
|Service Medals Awarded|
|Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon||1|
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