Kayla Drex

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Kayla Drex
Position Chief Science Officer
Rank Lieutenant
Species Human
Gender Female
DOB 237210.01
Age 23
Birthplace Inlet, New York, Earth
Writer ID E239510KD0
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Lieutenant Kayla Drex, a Terran, is currently serving as the Chief Science Officer onboard the USS Eagle. She is known by any who have interacted with her to be an effervescent, energetic, driven young woman.

Statistics

  • Full Name: Kayla Allison Drex
  • Current Rank: Lieutenant
  • Race: Terran
  • Date of Birth: 237210.01
  • Place of Birth: Inlet, NY, Earth
  • Gender: Female
  • Telepathic status:n/a
  • Height: 1.6 m (5' 3")
  • Weight: 52 kg.
  • Hair Color: blonde
  • Eye Color: brown
  • Quarters: USS Eagle, Deck 3, room 320

Family


Affiliation

Relationships

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Eleanor Alexander
Friend and co-conspirator in Project Zephyr.

Engineering Officer at the Embassy of Duronis II.

Kayla met Eleanor while they were at the Academy, and immediately hit it off. "El" or "Ellie" as Kayla calls her in confidence is a demure, reserved individual, which only served to encourage Kayla to befriend her more intensely. In their final fall term at the Academy, the two began working on the practical applications of a theory Kayla had been working on for some time. Alexander's nearly instinctual aptitude for engineering and excitement from being faced with a completely unique puzzle solidified their friendship.

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Prudence Blackwell
Friend and Shipmate

A friendship that started with a fight.

Shortly after joining the crew of the USS Eagle, the newly minted Ensign Drex headed to the ship's gymnasium. There she saw another young woman putting a heavy bag through its paces. Kayla, having trained for years (out of both fitness motivation and pure interest) in various forms of martial art and hand-to-hand combat, asked Blackwell if she'd "like a moving target." The two were evenly matched in sparring, and after an exhaustingly enjoyable workout, both lay panting on the mat. You can't beat a good workout buddy.

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Quentin Collins
Friend and Shipmate

A binary system is formed

Quentin joined the Eagle at the end of Kayla's first mission. While she was busying herself with various post-mission tasks, he was checking-in. She offered to show him around one of the Eagle's science labs, and the two quickly discovered they shared an identical enthusiasm for their work. Though Quentin's enthusiasm and Kayla's are inspired by different core passions, the two work well together, often getting caught up in a veritable hurricane of exuberance that some non-science crew find ... well, geeky.

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Hal Mika
Friend and Shipmate

We'll make a dancer of you yet

Hal is the ship's counselor on the USS Eagle. He and Kayla met in a professional context, but during a shore leave at The Spike, the two of them visited La Cantina Estrella where they shared a lovely evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing. At the end of the date (?), Kayla gave Hal a kiss on the cheek. As of yet, it is unclear as to (a) whether this evening was a date or not and (b) whether that kiss was just a friendly goodnight or something ... more.


Chronological History

236206.13 - Kayla's parents meet

Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, Earth is a lake of middling size called Cascade Lake. The natural beauty is what drew Leanna Marsh to this remote region. For Gulliver Drex, it was a chance to get away from the rigors of academia. He had booked a "retreat to the past" at one of the small inns that bordered the lake, but soon found that for all his brilliance when it came to quantum physics, the nature of temporal entanglement, or the relationship of graviton pulses of black holes and their effects on wormhole stability, he was not exactly the "outdoorsy" type. Dr. Drex decided to take advantage of one of the classes offered at the resort: a painting class. The class instructor was a gorgeous young woman named Leanna. They were married the next autumn, and bought a house on the lake where they met.

2372-2385 - Childhood

Over the next ten years, their family grew. The couple had four boys and one girl: Kayla. As a child, Kayla had a knack for turning up in impossible places - on the roof, inside the antique grandfather clock in the hall, or in the back room of the local transport station. Whenever questioned about what she was doing there, her answer would always be, "Figuring stuff out." Her childhood was a very happy time, as her parents were constantly supportive of her becoming the individual she was meant to be, and her brothers always looking out for her.

When she was 13 years old, Kayla was at the lake with a friend. This friend had a different afternoon in mind than Kayla did, and tried making inappropriate advances toward her. Michael, one of Kayla's brothers, was nearby and heard a commotion. Sensing his little sister was in trouble, he dropped his fishing rod and ran to aid her. By the time he arrived though, Kayla had not only diffused the situation, but actually turned it completely around. The scene Michael saw as he breached the treeline was his (relatively short) sister standing with her foot on the neck of a boy who clutched his ribs (3 broken it was later discovered) and blood streaming from his nose as she growled down at him, "I. said. no."

2385-2389 - High school

In high school, Kayla frustrated her teachers by asking questions that challenged their understanding of the subjects they taught. Her AP Stellar Cartography teacher put a note in her permanent record commenting that Kayla was, "constantly making additions to her maps that were not known astral phenomena." When her father reviewed her homework however, he saw the graceful curves as what they were: visual representations of quantum entanglement of dark matter. Kayla remembers her father laughing to himself and saying, "She already knows more than them," smiling at her, then making her favorite dinner: pizza. She graduated valedictorian from her high school, and it seemed she could go to any institute of higher learning she desired. Kayla chose Starfleet.

239108.08-239510.31 - Starfleet Academy

Starfleet Academy was like living in a dream for Kayla. Every professor, every class, every cadet challenged her in new and interesting ways, and Kayla rose time and again to the challenge. Double majoring in Physics and Stellar Cartography, Kayla worked tirelessly maintaining a near-perfect GPA. The one less-than-perfect grade she received was a B in SURV110 (Environmental Suits and Zero-G Training). She really did not like the feeling of not knowing where "down" was. In spite of her rigorous study, Kayla managed to make a few good friends at the Academy. She didn't date while enrolled, opting to focus solely on studies and friendships.

239511.02-Current - USS Eagle

Fresh from the Academy, Kayla reported for duty on the USS Eagle just in time to be a member of the re-inaugural crew. She was immediately enamored with and impressed by the ship and her crew. The Eagle's mission took them out into the Aavaro Wilds, where in a partnership with the Mithgil (a previously unknown species), they played a key role in saving a pre-warp civilization (the Verellians) fro. Extinction via brain-eating virus. (Mithgiln in the Wild (USS Eagle))

For more details, see | Drex: Service Record

Service History

Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet Fourth Class 239108.01 - 239206.09. Science Cadet
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Cadet Third Class 239208.06 - 239306.05. Science Cadet
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Cadet Second Class 239308.04 - 239406.07. Science Cadet
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Cadet First Class 239408.08 (239510.31). Graduated Starfleet Academy Science Officer
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Ensign 239511.02 - 239601.02 USS Eagle Science Officer
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Lieutenant JG 239601.02 - 239603.01 USS Eagle Science Officer
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Lieutenant 239603.01 - present USS Eagle Chief Science Officer
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Mithgiln in the Wild (USS Eagle)
239510.31-239601.03

During the Eagle's first mission in the Aavaro Wilds they encounter two new species, the Mithgiln and the Verellians. The former helping the latter with a plague the crew must decide how, and if, they can help.

Kayla was part of the away team that went the surface of Verellia to collect a sample of the virus and determine the cause of the outbreak. She collected the sample shortly after beaming down, and was later involved in rescuing Lieutenant Choi from the Aggregate forces that had kidnapped him. In retrospect, Kayla realized that some of her decisions while on the surface were made hastily and could have endangered the lives of the rest of her team. Fortunately, they all returned safely to the Eagle, but she made a mental note to think before acting next time.

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'Ordering' History (USS Eagle)
239601.03-Present

The Cardassian Democratic Union has asked the Federation for assistance in retrieving an ancient artifact on Edrov VII. The USS Eagle Has been sent to aid in the recovery.

Kayla and Ensign Collins were joined in the astrometrics lab by two enlisted crewmen to get a first peek at the 3rd moon of the 7th planet in the Edrov system. The display was startlingly beautiful, but a bit ... off. After adjusting the sensors, the science team discovered the energy being sent from the moon to the gas giant it orbited was causing a Jovian ignition - turning the gas giant into a new star - but doing so in temporal bursts.

After the away team had entered the pyramid-like structure that housed the Heart (as the artifact had come to be known), Kayla and Ensign Waters took the shuttle Condor out to take readings of the energy transfer beam. Due to the moon's defensive system however, they were unable to do so from a safe distance. The Eagle had been displaced in time, and the two young officers on the shuttle realized their only chance of rescuing both the away team and bring the Eagle back was to fly INSIDE the energy beam to the surface of the moon.

They managed to take off again from the surface, but didn't have enough to both trigger the necessary chroniton wave and attain a stable orbit. To further complicate matters, it seemed the whole moon was breaking up without the Heart. Kayla was knocked unconscious, but some quick thinking from Ensign Collins, some skilled flying by Ensign Waters, and expert marksmanship by Commander Pavlova solved several problems at once, and the day was saved.


Personal Records


Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239510.31
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Legacy Ribbon 239601.02
Oddas Aria
The Legacy Ribbon is a milestone service ribbon awarded to an individual who has served during the reactivation and assignment of an existing vessel or installation to a new mission.
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First Contact Ribbon 239601.02
Oddas Aria
Awarded to an individual who participates in a successful first contact event. (Mithgiln)
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Explorer's Ribbon 239601.02
Oddas Aria
Awarded to an individual who participates in the discovery of a new planet, region, or species. (Mithgiln and Verellians)
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Innovation Ribbon 239603.01
Oddas Aria
The Innovation Ribbon is a general service ribbon awarded to a person who distinguishes him or herself by the innovative application of science or technology to resolve a dangerous situation.
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Captain's Commendation 239603.01
Oddas Aria
The Captain's Commendation is a general service ribbon awarded to a person for exemplary service and/or honorable actions performed in the course of his/her duties, when that service is deemed worthy of formal recognition by his/her commanding officer.
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Purple Heart 239603.01
Oddas Aria
Awarded to anyone who sustains injury in the line of duty.


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