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Lieutenant Michaela Taylor

Name Michaela Taylor

Position Chief Medical Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 35

Starfleet Profile

Physical Appearance

Height 5'8"
Weight 200
Hair Color Blong
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Though perhaps a bit tired around the edges, in Michaela's face lingers luminescent beauty. With long honey blond hair that falls in curls to her shoulder blades and crisp blue eyes, she fits into a rather typical human aesthetic ideal. She is aging well, still quite young looking for her thirties, but also always seems at least a little bit sad somewhere behind the eyes.

Family

Spouse Johnathan Taylor (Deceased)
Children Alexander Taylor
Erin Taylor
Father David Tanner (Deceased)
Mother Agatha Tanner (Deceased)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Michaela is a highly intellectual and extremely motivated woman. She is very intelligent, and equally driven for excellence. She enjoys meeting people and can be social, but will often return to withdrawn interest in her own family if not prodded. Michaela tends to remind everyone of their mother, her role for her children having influenced her personality somewhat. Still, its hard to find her anything but caring and warm.
Strengths & Weaknesses +Highly intelligent
+Motivated
+Caring
+Understanding
-Over-invested
-Can be high strung
-Prone to occasional depression
-Busy with family sometimes
Ambitions Michaela is more or less where she wants to be. Most of her current ambitions run towards her children these days and what she wants for them. She is content to practice medicine and take care of those entrusted to her. She has no ambitions for command of her own.
Hobbies & Interests Reading, Studying, Strategy Games, Music, Cooking, Knitting, Quilting

Personal History Michaela was born and raised on Earth to human parents. An only child, she was mostly alone as she grew up in a remote midwestern area of North America. Her family was small and busy with their own pursuits, but Michaela didn't want for much and was well cared for.

It was quickly apparent to everyone that knew her that Michaela was very smart. She was always the top of her class in school, and read far beyond most students for her entire school career. Michaela was always interested in science and medicine.

However, she derailed her decision to study medicine a bit when she got pregnant at the end of highschool, and had her son Aaron when she was only 18. She married her high school sweetheart, Johnathan, and they made their way through University and her (through Med school) with a small family. A few years later, she had her second child, Erin at 21.

It was somewhat of a struggle to complete Academy work with two young children so, despite her academic ability, Michaela took a while to finish school. She practiced medicine on Stardock for two years as a family practice. When her husband died of ... unexpectedly and tragically, she was faced with the prospect of raising her children alone in a place where everyone knew her - and decided to request assignment on a ship. Something about traveling the stars appealed more that remaining in a place who's every ghost reminded her of her dead husband.

Space did provide some of the adventure she'd craved from the books she'd read as a child, and in some ways, the move to the stars helped Michaela to restart her life.

Michaela began as a Medical Officer on the U.S.S Aurora, and over her 5 year tenure there was promoted to full Lieutenant as well as assistant chief. She was generally liked and did well where posted, so it was a little bit of a let down to be reassigned to a new ship just as Alexander hit the stride of puberty - enough to hate her for leaving his old home on the Aurora. In truth, Michaela wanted a posting with opportunity to grow. Michaela comes aboard with a lot of experience but some trepidations, too.
Service Record 2375 - Enlisted in Starfleet Medical School
2381 - Graduated LT JG as a Medical Officer
2381 - Assigned to Stardock as a Medical Officer
2383 - Assigned to U.S.S. Aurora as a Medical Officer
2389 - Promoted to Assistant Chief Medical Officer
2391 - Assigned to U.S.S. Bunker Hill as Chief Medical Officer