Akiko Kimura

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Akiko Kimura
Position Mission Specialist
Rank Lieutenant JG
Species Human
Gender Female
DOB 235302.17
Age 43
Birthplace Osaka, Japan, Earth

Lieutenant JG Akiko Kimura is a Mission Specialist on the USS Veritas.


Stats & Appearance


  • Full Name: Akiko Minna Kimura
  • Race: Human/Terran
  • Gender: Female
  • DoB: 235302.17
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 158 Centimeters
  • Weight: 41 Kilograms
  • Hair: Jet Black
  • Eyes: Dark Brown
  • Skin: Moderately Tanned (Asian)
  • Build: Slim
  • Religion: Zen Buddhist


Relationships





Family


  • Father: Hideo Kimura, 70, Physicist
  • Mother: Kyungmi Kim, 72, Geneticist
  • Siblings: Sister Akemi Hyesung Kimura, 38, Medical Doctor; Sister Ayako Hyerin Kimura, 35, Research Scientist - particle physicist
  • Children: None
  • Marital Status: Widowed


History


Early Life


Aki was born in Osaka, Japan to a Korean mother and a Japanese father. Her mother was a professor at the time at Tokyo University, but by Aki's fourth birthday the family had relocated to Seoul, Korea, where Aki grew up. She has two younger sisters, with all three of them exceptional students who graduated high school early and pursued scientific fields in higher education.

Education and Civilian Experience


Education:

2365-2368 Seoul Polytechnic High School (graduated at age 15)

2368-2371 Seoul University, BS Applied Mathematics / Physics (dual major)

2371-2373 Tokyo University, MS Applied Mathematics

2378-2381 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D Applied Mathematics

Work Experience:

2373-2378 Research Scientist, Daystrom Corporation

2381-2385 Senior Research Scientist, QSSD Project, Starfleet R&D

2386-2391 Mathematics Lead, QSSD Project, Starfleeet R&D

2392-2394 Starfleet Academy


Starfleet


Starfleet: 2392-2394 Starfleet Academy

2394.01.05-2394.02.15 USS Doyle, Science Officer

2394.02.15-2394.03.20 USS Athena, Science Officer

2394.03.21-Present USS Veritas, Mission Specialist


Strenghts and Weaknesses


Strengths: Eidetic Memory. Aki has near total recall of almost anything she ever read or saw, so long as she was paying attention.

Mathematic Genius. Aki is extremely gifted in both theoretical and applied mathematics and can usually solve even complex equations with perfect accuracy in her head faster than they can be input into a computer.

Hyper-Focus (ADD). Aki suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder, and while it brings many problems for her (see weaknesses below), it does also bring a strength in the form of exceptional focus, at least when something is particularly interesting or challenging. Aki is able to essentially tune out the universe and focus on a problem, and unknowingly push herself to the extreme edges of endurance until either the problem is solved or her body gives out. An example was in the year 2381 while working on the initial equations that would allow a vessel to enter the Quantum Slipstream, she worked for 68 hours straight until developing what became the first viable QSS transition algorithm.


Weaknesses: ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Unless something is extremely interesting and/or challenging, Aki is easily distracted. This often causes her to seem aloof, careless and sloppy.

Clumsiness (ADD). Aki actually has rather excellent coordination when she is focused on something, but most of the time her mind is on a million other things besides her immediate environment, causing what appears to be an almost bungling nature. She constantly bumps into, trips on, knocks over and collides with people or objects that could easily be avoided with a little attention. She also has a tendency to not notice things even when they are right in front of her.

Lack of Strength. Aki is actually quite fit, but is so small that she is comparatively weak for a human female. At barely over 40 kg there just isn't much muscle mass, and so while her endurance is above average and she has the strength required to support her own (very low) weight for dance (a hobby), she cannot lift heavy objects or apply anything resembling brute force.


Personality


Aki is slightly introverted and a little shy when it comes to interpersonal interaction and recreation, though in her element (physics and math) is extremely confident and personally comfortable. She despises sloppiness as it relates to thought (especially in math), but could care less when it comes to work or living space (her quarters and laboratory are always in a state of organized chaos).

She is slow to make friends, but generally trusting and kind, though a poor teacher as she lacks patience with slow learners.


Hobbies and Activities


Aki is very interested in her Japanese and Korean dual heritage and spends much of her free time on cultural pursuits. She plays the Gayageum (가야금), a Korean harp-like instrument with 12 strings and enjoys adapting it to the music of other cultures and even species.

She also is very experienced in the Japanese, Chinese and Korean versions of the Tea Ceremony, though the highly regimented Japanese Cha-no-yu (茶の湯) ceremony is where she has devoted most of her time and practice. She has practiced tea ceremony since age 7 and is currently at the prestigious Ni-Dan, or second rank, which is rarely attained by anyone younger than 50-years-old and for most remains forever out of reach. Her goal is to reach Ichi-Dan, or first rank before the age of 60.

Finally Aki enjoys ballet dancing. In her youth she belonged to numerous ballet companies while in high school and through most of her higher education. The last time she danced in an amateur company was at the age of 27, though she still practices daily as her form of physical fitness training and occasionally dances minor roles in amateur productions, though only when not involved in any demanding projects and only for short and relatively easy roles. Aki especially enjoys ballet because of the total focus it requires on the music, the other dancers and of course her own movement. She gave up serious dancing as she has found that it is just not compatible with working on challenging projects as her mind tends to wander with often disastrous side-effects for herself and her fellow dancers. More recently she took up ballroom dancing with three of her Starfleer Academy classmates and enjoyed it.


Recent Service


2394.01.05-2394.02.15 USS Doyle, Science Officer

2394.02.15-2394.03.20 USS Athena, Science Officer

2394.03.21-Present USS Veritas, Mission Specialist


Medical/Psych File


Medical: Aki is in excellent physical shape and has no significant health issues other than a low tolerance for alcohol, which she drinks in moderation.


Psych: Like many people of exceptional intelligence, Aki is often aloof and just "not all there". She has trouble concentrating on routine, non-challenging or mundane tasks.

Service History
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Ensign 239401.05-239402.15 USS Doyle-A Science Officer
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Ensign 239402.15-239403.20 USS Athena Science Officer
02-LtJG-Red.png Lieutenant JG 239403.21-Present USS Veritas Mission Specialist


Awards & Service Ribbons
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon


Badges
Top Sim Judge
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Writing Challenge Runner Up
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Donor
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