- Height: 177 cm (5'10")
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Brown
- Skin Tone: Brown
- Build: Fit enough to kick Nick Falls's spotted behind
- Handedness: Right
- Religion/Spiritual Devotion: The Mercies of Gideon
- Hobbies and Pastimes: Viola, running, dance
- Likes: Gossip, socializing
Born in 2309, Jess is of dual heritage: human and Gideon. From her Gideon mother, she inherited the regenerative abilities and long lifespan of that species. From her human father, she inherited his impatience. This ironic combination is not lost on her.
After growing up on Dracos V, she went on to study viola performance at the Aldebaran Music Academy. She later performed for the next couple of decades with various productions and orchestras until she returned home to help her ailing father with his trading business in the final years of his life. After he passed away in 2359, she went back to her first love of music but found the life of a traveling musician quite lonely. She came back to help her mother and found various odd jobs on and around the colony.
Eventually, Jess decided to return to university studies and entered Starfleet Academy in 2385, majoring in operations with a minor in security. While at the Academy, she continued to play the viola in the campus orchestra as well as participate in the Academy's track and field team. She graduated in 2389 and was assigned to the USS Drake. By 2391, she had been assigned to the recently relaunched USS Mercury.
Following a total life support systems failure, the crew of the Mercury were forced to abandon ship. They survived in their lifeboats for a couple of weeks before being picked up by a Cardassian ship and returned to DSX. The Mercury herself was then found by the USS Garuda after having gone rogue and attacking both Starfleet and Cardassian ships. The Garuda managed to recover the Mercury, but the science ship was heavily damaged and was to be sent back to Federation space for extensive repairs.
Some of the Mercury crew, including Jess, were subsequently assigned to the Garuda. In mid 2392, Jess was among the officers chosen for the Invicta Expedition, a new deep space assignment aboard the USS Invicta.
Confident in herself, but pretty laid back, Jess is a capable officer who's not necessarily thrilled to be working on the Mercury. Still, she gets along well with Lieutenant JG Nick Falls, the ship's tactical officer whom she met when they were both assigned to the deep space science vessel.
Her personal life has always been somewhat of a mess, with a string of bad relationships. Just since she joined Starfleet, there was Johann "Johnny" Schultz, who cheated on her with her roommate at the Academy. Then there was Lieutenant Huynh who had been serving on the Galaxy class starship USS Endeavour and who she later discovered was already married. Finally, there was Anton. The less said the better.
Yet though she says she's taken a "leave of absence" from such things, secretly she still holds an idealistic view of love and marriage, based in much part on her parents' story: a human trader who traveled the stars until he came across a Gideon woman on Dracos V and finally decided to settle down. Nick's own divorce though in 2391 comes as sobering news.
Jess is a PNPC created by the writer for Rahman/Bakari. Jess is basically everyone's 87-year-old grandma who doesn't have any more concerns about what's proper or not and is just having fun in life... She also enjoys baking cookies.
Prologue SIMs to the "Ghost Ship" Mission
- Stardates 239106-239107
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