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Akeelah D'Sena is a Security Officer on the USS Constitution-B. She is Rodulan from the Idanii racial group. She appears rather distant and sometimes even arrogant unless she is with other Rodulans. Due to an incident during an away mission in November 2393, she has lost control of her legs and depends on a wheelchair to get around.
- Full Name: Akeelah D'Sena
- Race: Rodulan - Idanii
- Date of Birth: 233511.14 (62 years)
- Place of Birth: Rodul
- Gender: Female
- Telepathic status: T6/E6 (All but 4 lobed brains, no contact required) NR (Non-readable entity; four-lobed brain)
- Distinctive Feature: Use of manual wheelchair
- Height: 5'10 (ca. 178 cm)
- Hair Color: Brown, curly
- Hair Style Duty: Loose unless otherwise ordered
- Hair Style Off-Duty: Loose
- Eye Color: Completely black (Sclera, iris and pupils are black)
- Marital Status: Engaged to Jack Gard (not stationed on the Constitution)
Akeelah was born on Rodul, as first (and unplanned) daughter of Drosa and Kelar D'Sena, a Scientist and an Artist during the Occupation of Rodul by Klingon Forces, in the war between the Klingon Empire and the Cardassian Union. During that time her parents did not work in their jobs but did everything to keep their small family safe.
Life had been hard on them, but it did not take long any more, because after the first couple of years of Akeelah's life the Klingon occupants were forced to withdraw from the planet. From then on, not only the D'Sena family but everyone affected by the war, began to rebuild their lives. A story that Akeehla would hear about all through her life.
Akeelah grew up as an only child until she was 15 and was rather spoiled with attention, that has then been divided between her and her sister Jenia. She did not appreciate that and got into a lot of trouble to regain the attention of her parents. She was a rebellious child in school and at home just for that purpose and enjoyed that she got what she wanted.
One day she and her then 10 year old sister went to the mountains, as they wanted to enjoy the snow and Akeelah ignored the warning signs and words of her parents. She wanted some fun and her Jenia wanted to be daring and bold like her big sister. Everything happened too fast and after slipping and losing her footing on the ground both of them slid down the mountain on snow and ice for a while until Akeelah found something to hold on to. But as she looked around to find her sister, she only heard a sharp scream and saw the small body fall over the cliff.
Her parents grieved but said it was an accident. Akeelah though did not think so, instead was convinced that it was her fault, as she had ignored the signs that her sister was too young to understand. From that moment on, she began to did not only read the rules, but started to follow them religiously and changed her life completely. And no amount of words spoken by her parents could change that. Rules gave her comfort, even though they would not bring her sister back.
When Akeelah finished her academic time it took her a while to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. She tried to follow her parents footsteps with years of assessment in both arts and science and several other professions. While Science was most interesting to her, it was not exactly what she wanted. When her parents announced that they were becoming parents again, Akeelah was so worried that she would harm the new babies as well, that the memory of the stories came back into her mind.
Starfleet had freed her planet from the occupation and with being military it would have rules to follow. She did not know yet in which direction she wanted her studies to go, so the basic training would give her a chance to figure that out. Her decision was made and she was accepted to Starfleet only weeks before the birth of her twin baby brothers and left as soon as possible.
During her first year she decided to major in security with a minor in science to honour her mother. And after graduating from the Academy she was transferred to the USS Potemkin as security officer. During her time on the Potemkin she did good work and climbed up the rank ladder. After being promoted to Full Lieutenant she was offered the position as Chief of Security, which she accepted. She worked hard and did not have many personal contacts on the ship and continued to climb up to later be promoted not only to Lieutenant Commander but Second Officer.
It did not take much time after the latest promotion that, during land shore, she had been recalled and transferred as First Officer on the USS Apollo-A under Rear Admiral Andrus Jaxx. Though when time came for a Command, she realized that she missed working in Security and stepped back from Leadership. Under Captain Jalana Rajel she moved with the whole Apollo Crew to the USS Constitution and worked in the Security Department.
End of 2395 she was member of a rescue team on Dagorin IV, when part of their away team had been kidnapped by the Orion Syndicate. A hand-to-hand combat with Lazlo, one of the Syndicate members, injured her spine badly, and she ended up in a hoverchair, not able to use her legs. Recovery time was estimated between hours and months.
Drinks and Food
Akeelah prefers non replicated food and drink but adapts to replicated versions while being on a ship unless she has resources to cook, something she enjoys doing. She has a sweet tooth, but indulges only rarely. When it comes to food she likes it really spicy. Doesn't touch Klingon Food or Drink with a 10 foot pole.
In her free time she visits the holodeck, cooks and practices Basotile to keep her mental powers in balance. She also enjoys studying cultures and their law systems.
Unless she is among other Rodulans she appears distant and sometimes even arrogant. She does not easily make friends or connections to others, but is not actively going out of their way either. Akeelah follows the rules to the dot. If she does not know the rules of something she might feel lost and tries to learn them as fast as possible.
Most Embarassing Moment
During the stay of the Apollo at SB118, the crew participated in the Festival of Diversity in their own way: With a team exercise Scavenger Hunt. The teams had to fulfill tasks that ranged from drink testing, instrument playing to a special exercise, leading the teams to a space circus, which had been brought in for the Festival. Akeelah's team was the first to face this task. After they had changed into their sparkling circus attire, the crew was recalled to the Apollo, because of an incoming ion storm. Without time to redress, they returned to the ship, and Akeelah to the bridge, much to the amusement of the bridge crew.
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