"Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one."
|Crew of the USS Chin'toka|
|Lieutenant Kaasni Desan|
Lieutenant Kaansi Desan is currently a Nursing Officer aboard the USS Chin'toka.
- Full Name: Kaansi Albrek Desan
- Telepathic Status: T0+/E0+
- Astrological Sign: Aquarius-Pisces Cusp
- Marital Status: Single
- Voice: Tenor
- Height: 6'0
- Weight: 200 lbs
- Hair: Dark brown
- Eyes: Blue
- Build: Athletic
If Kaansi is intently focused on something, he has a subconscious habit of going quiet and tapping his fingers against a surface such as the top of a desk or the edge of a console he is working at.
Kaansi was born to mother Shegh Loxir on Stardate 236102.19 on Ornara. By the time he was born, his parents had divorced because of his mother's addiction to Felicium. When he arrived in the world, he suffered from the same addiction and had to endure the withdraw symptoms as a baby. His mother died shortly after his birth from the same symptoms. After his mother's death, he went to live with his father, older brother, and adopted sister on Brekka (aka Delos IV).
Most of his childhood was spent forming hypotheses and testing them. He enjoyed the experimentation that came with Chemistry and excelled in Mathematics and Science. After graduating secondary school, he attended university in the capital. At the tender age of 20, he graduated with a dual major in Biochemistry and Medical Laboratory Science.
His father wanted Kaansi to follow in his footsteps and become a doctor. However, Kaansi found that his interest wasn't as much in working with patients as it was in the lab. He worked as a laboratory assistant for six years, completing the Terran equivalent of a Masters of Science in Applied Biochemistry. Since he was very little, he'd always been fascinated by the thought of studying plants on other worlds to find new medicinal uses for them.
It was at this time that he met then Cadet Dassa Alexander, who came to Brekka to treat a minor epidemic in the children of the population. The two bonded immediately, her affinity for lab work nearly rivaling his. During her brief time there, she convinced him to apply for Starfleet Academy. On Stardate 238708.19, he boarded a transport for Earth to begin his Starfleet career.
He served his cadet cruise aboard the USS Centris-A and graduated from Starfleet Academy on Stardate 239109 with a dual major in Xenology and Nursing. After spending three years aboard the USS Kepler and reaching the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade, he served briefly aboard the USS Veritas as a Science Officer before taking a leave of absence to deal with health concerns. Following his one-year sabbatical from the fleet, he resumed serving with Starfleet and was assigned to the USS Charleston and within a year and a half was promoted to full Lieutenant.
Spiritual, artistic, peace-loving and friendly, he is a highly original person. He is most likely to be labeled "offbeat" or "eccentric," and he is stimulated by visionary ideas and new experiences. He is highly intellectual, however not so good with practical details and follow-through. He is a peculiar mixture of social and shy and which he chooses to be is highly dependent on the circumstances and the company. While spending time with others is great stress relief, he is at the same time so sensitive that he often chooses to hide out alone and escape into his imagination instead. Delving into spiritual matters and philosophical ideals are much more important to him than simply managing the details of day-to-day life. For this reason, he may lose things, forget appointments, show up late or stand people up, if only because he was too preoccupied thinking about how to make the world a better place on a much deeper level.
See Personality Profile for full details.
STARFLEET CAREER HISTORY
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- SUPPLEMENTAL FILE: Education
- SUPPLEMENTAL FILE: Medical Record
- SUPPLEMENTAL FILE:Psychological Profile
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