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14 Jun 2020 @ 5:25pm

Lieutenant Commander Tahmina Aker

Name Tahmina Lynn Aker

Position Chief Engineering Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 36

Physical Appearance

Height 5'6"
Weight 140lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description A somewhat slight woman with extremely effeminate features and manner. Of average height, she easily blends into the masses of an Engineering deck and is petite enough to easily fit into some of the more cramped and hard to reach spaces.

Raised in a household where a multitude of languages were spoken, so herself speaks with a hard to place blended accent that's closer to North American federation standard, than British with a touch of a few others.

Despite being what most would consider to be an unassuming woman, Tahmina is a absolute force to be reckoned with. She has no problem reigning in the staff under her charge, regardless of their size or relative aggressiveness in comparison. It doesn't help that she's as stubborn as they come.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Rolf Aker
Mother Pari Aker (Isfahani)
Other Family VADM Kaspar Isfahani - Grandfather

Personality & Traits

General Overview A brilliant engineering mind. Tahmina could have had a brilliant career working at the Daystrom institute or similar but chose to serve in Starfleet instead. Efficiency is the name of her game, and she's damned good at it. Forget the regulations, Tahmina has her own and they exceed the 'low-ball settings' Starfleet has determined for the fleet at large.

She bulls her way through whatever she has to in a way that doesn't invite confrontation. She's simply such an intimidating personality that they inevitably cowtow without another word. Her mom like's to remind her that she's just like her grandfather in that respect. One of many traits that they seem to share; even though Tahmina hasn't ever met him.

Puts on an incredible game face while on duty and is capable of softening that completely behind closed doors, but has yet to find a partner that can accept when they're not behind closed doors they get the same game-face response that everyone else does. It's caused plenty of break-ups along the way and is why its still just her against the world.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strength's:

- Capable of incredibly abstract thought as it relates to Engineering systems and applications. She's not tied down by the dogma that drives many engineers, even the great ones. She's not afraid to push the boundaries of known processes and theories to prove that not everything has been fully explained.

- Master of her craft, from bulkhead screws to warp core. Most officers wouldn't take on the simple and mundane tasks of a crewman, just to understand the details of a process, but that's Tahmina's bread and butter. She knows the ins and outs of every job under her command as well as if they were her own. The same goes for the theory. She not only is master of it, but she's actively pursuing further education on the subject. In her mind, if she's not learning how to do it better, she's doing it worse.

- Adaptability.

Weaknesses:

- Has no problem finding willing partners, but has trouble keeping them because she cannot turn off her professional persona around that person when they're not behind closed doors. Everyone gets the same hard-nosed and aggressive personality. No exceptions.
Ambitions She likes to think she's happy where she's finally landed, commanding her own Engine Room and managing the whole of a ships Engineering department, but she's toyed with the idea of taking her Commander's test and finding a placement as a First Officer.

Family. Kids. The whole package.
Hobbies & Interests Engineering is her hobby. If she's not working on something for the ship, she's working on something to publish in some engineering journal, or on a project to submit to the Academy to train new officers. She's dabbled with plants or with painting, but always ends up finding a way to automate it or augment it with some technological build. She's the personification of a person doing a job they love, and loving every minute of it.