“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”
Lieutenant Commander Lael Rosek is the 28-year-old first officer of the USS Astraeus under Commander Mei'konda. She previously served as an engineer and helm officer respectively aboard the starships Victory, Gorkon, Za, Veritas, and Montreal. She was chief engineer of the Veritas and first officer of the Montreal.
She was born in Cedar Springs, Michigan on Earth to mother Adelynn Rosek minutes before her twin brother, Kellan Rosek. As a child, she excelled at mathematics and science. Always curious about the world around her and the way things worked, she enjoyed building and repairing things, much to her mother's displeasure. At the tender age of 17, she enrolled in the Command Track at Starfleet Academy only to be dropped from it due her very negative reaction to the torture and hostage holovids and texts she was exposed to. Instead, she decided to pursue the Engineering track.
Full Name Lael Elizabeth Rosek Nicknames "Lae" by a couple of her friends Species Al-Leyan/Human T/E Rating T2/E4 (T4/E4 with Chythar Skyfire), Empathic projection abilities Date of Birth 236910.24 Age 28 Place of Birth Cedar Springs, Michigan, Earth Gender Female Marital Status Single Current Assignment USS Astraeus Current Posting First Officer
Height 5'11 Weight 129 lbs Build Thin, Athletic Hair Color/Length Shoulder-length dirty blonde waves Eye Color Bright blue
Lael was born two minutes before her twin brother Kellan on Stardate 236610.24 to Adelynn Rosek in Cedar Springs, Michigan. She never met her father and, due to her mother's silence, knew very little about him. From a young age, Lael showed a talent for Mathematics and her curious nature led her to a passion for taking things apart to see how they worked. She spent much of her younger years in fields, studying the local wildlife, even to the point of keeping a nature journal. Though she was bullied in her younger years due to her Al-Leyan heritage, her easy-going and compassionate nature won her many friends.
As she grew older, she sought more adventurous pursuits, chief among them being sailing, cliff-diving, water skiing, rock climbing, and swimming in local ponds and lakes. When she wasn't hanging out with friends, she spent summers on her Uncle's farm doing chores and helping to care for the animals. This became a passion for her and at age 14, Lael joined her school's FFE club (Future Farmers of Earth). Lael's mother was determined to train her in lady-like arts. When Lael was 15, she began attending a finishing school course her mother taught at the local country club. Lael learned social graces, various dancing styles, and how to play the piano.
Lael began her freshman year at Cedar Springs High School on Stardate 238108.12. She was a member of her school's National Honor Society and participated in such school sports as Track, Cross Country, Basketball, and Dance. In her senior year (Stardate 2385), she was nominated for Homecoming Queen and lost by only three votes. The idea of Starfleet had fascinated her since she'd attended a camp there at age 14. She spent most of her adolescence dreaming of a career as a Starfleet Officer. Following her graduation from high school on Stardate 238505.25, she took the Entrance Exam and began her first day as a cadet on Stardate 238508.07 intending to follow the Command track.
She did well academically and was excelling on the Command track until the holovideos and graphic descriptions of torture caused her nightmares and PTSD. She was forced to undergo counseling and drop out of the Command track. Her twin brother convinced her that she would do better in gold than red, and Lael began studying engineering, operations, physics and communications. Her first romantic liaison occurred during this time, with one Ivina Genestra. The two were together for about a year before Lael's nearly-fatal rock climbing accident, which resulted in near total paralysis. Through controversial nanite therapy she managed a miraculous recovery and once again resumed courses at the academy. Following her third year at the Academy, she was selected to participate in the Starfleet Academy Field Training Program and was assigned as an Engineering intern aboard Starbase 118. There she met the man who would later become her husband, ending in divorce six months later. In 2392, she graduated with a dual major and a minor in physics before receiving her first posting aboard the USS Victory in engineering.
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She is extremely ambitious, persistent, determined and somewhat controlling. Not in a stubborn sense however, because she works for what she wants and controls with justified reasons. She never gives up when in pursuit of a goal. She is resourceful, adaptable and flexible, allowing her to re-survey a situation and take a different approach if necessary. She is fiercely competitive with strong observation skills and an excellent memory, allowing her to recall facts and when necessary, bring them to the table at the time of need. She uses proper facts and arguments to support her thoughts and opinions, ultimately winning her many intellectual and other battles. Her adaptability makes her an asset in diplomatic situations and she excels at restoring order to a chaotic situation.
Strengths Charming and self-confident, Lael is the ideal diplomat and a great person to have around in tense situations. She puts all she has into everything she does and doesn't settle for anything less than spectacular. Her strong intuition allows her to determine a person's true motives, alerting her in moments if the individual is not to be trusted. Fiercely loyal, faithful and dependable, she will fight for those she loves and for what she believes is right. Her high intellect and dedication makes her a great problem-solver, an ideal person in a crisis. She's mentally strong, which allows her to overcome most external influences. Her natural curiosity and love of exploration make her exciting company.
Weaknesses Despite her high intellect, Lael is prone to extreme jealousy and once involved in something, can border on obsessive. She's the classic workaholic, determined to solve all the universe's problems herself. She doesn't forgive easily and never forgets, occasionally acting on her vengeful tendancies. Part of her natural diplomatic skill is her ability to manipulate. Though she more often than not uses this trait for good, it comes in handy when she's in the mood for revenge. Her stubbornness and low tolerance for change mean she's inflexible regarding her beliefs and routines. She has great difficulty in acknowledging her flaws and can be somewhat judgmental of others, especially if her own beliefs are attacked.
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- Alexander, D., Orrey, J., Rosek, L, Skyfire, C Stem Cells and Nanotechnology in Spinal Injury Repair. SFMJ, 2394; 321 (6).
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