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Lieutenant Eden Taylor

Name Eden Taylor

Position Chief Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Terran
Age 33
Date of Birth 18 December 2362

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 9"
Weight 140 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description Tall and slim Eden stays in shape because she is always moving. Unless she is ill or asleep she can be spotted walking the ship as it helps keep her mind clear and focused. She keeps her blond hair long and pulled up because she cannot stand it being in her face. She prefers comfortable but functional clothing and will never wear anything that isn’t practical.

Family

Spouse
Children
Father Steven Taylor
Mother Mara Taylor
Brother(s)
Sister(s)
Other Family

Personality & Traits

General Overview Eden was born an introvert but has learned over the years to put on an extroverted personality when in public. She will pretend to be very outgoing depending on the situation but in reality is more serious. She rarely lets anyone past her mask. Eden has a childlike sense of curiosity and is always watching and observing her surroundings. She thinks far more than she says and often what she does say is full of meaning.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:
Works well in group settings
Very knowledgeable about many areas of science
Curious and unafraid to seek answers about the universe

Weaknesses:
Fails to understand her own emotions
Has no close friends
Can come off as arrogant or rude
Ambitions To simply learn as much as she can before she dies
Hobbies & Interests Tennis, writing poetry, holophotography

Personal History Born on Ktaris Eden enjoyed a pretty peaceful childhood except for the occasional teasing by her classmates because of her quiet demeanor. She is the only child of astrobiologists Mara and Steven Taylor who were fond of dragging her around to study the nearby systems. Eden cannot stand the subject but is fascinated by any other aspect of science and shares her parents love of learning. She spent her entire childhood on the planet except for occasional family vacations which turned out to be more work for her parents but provided an opportunity for Eden to explore a little of her surroundings in space. On one such vacation when she was a young child her parents left her alone for only a moment while they unloaded some supplies out of their shuttle. Eden took the controls, and accidentally disengaged the docking clamps, making her drift away from the space station. While her mother was angry her father was more amused at her ingenuity. Her curiosity knew no bounds despite her parents trying to control it.

Eden left as soon as she was old enough and entered Starfleet Academy like her mother before her. Although Mara didn’t last long in Starfleet Eden loved the strict atmosphere and excelled in it. She choose to study xenology which turned out to be too similar to her parents field of study for her own tastes. She struggled to choose a major and finally had to make a decision at the last minute. Ultimately she chose engineering physics which seemed dry at first but allowed her the hands on experience she’d been craving. She minored in flight control because it allowed her to control her adventurous streak so that she could focus on her more scientific achievements. Throughout her academy days she could often be found taking up a new subject even if all she could find to learn from was an ancient text. Her instructors were awed by her ability to soak up information.

In her second year at the Academy Eden met fellow cadet Kim Randall who persuaded her to join the debate team after witnessing a speech she gave. He had never seen anyone discuss something so full of emotion without betraying their feelings on the subject. Eden, who had been terrified of conflict since she was a child, suddenly found that she could keep all of her fears hidden behind an expressionless face and debate in an emotionless manner as long as the subject wasn’t personal to her.

After graduation she was surprised at being stationed on the USS Gryphon as a science officer followed by an assistant chief science officer position on the USS Clement. During her assignment to the USS Fredrickson most of the bridge crew was killed during a battle and she was temporarily placed in command. This was not something she had ever wanted for herself but was surprised to find that once thrown in she was able to handle the situation. After the battle it took her a long time to come to terms with what had actually happened, not only to the ship and command staff but to her personality when she had taken command.

Service Record USS Gryphon- Science officer
USS Clement - Assistant Chief Science Officer
USS Fredrickson - Chief Science Officer
Medical History Psych Profile:

Eden wants more than anything to feel accepted but she resists any attempts to break past her thick outer shell. Her timid inner personality is in constant conflict with that want but she is gradually learning to overcome that and letting a little more of herself show every year. Eden is very intelligent but has difficulty understanding her emotions even though she easily recognizes those emotions in others and is very sympathetic. She has a lot of patience and is slow to anger. She thinks quickly under pressure but needs time to herself after the event to work the situation through in her mind to determine if she acted in the best way.

Awards

In Character Awards
Out Of Character Awards