Born as a slave to an enslaved mother, Nesre never knew much about her father, just that her mother, Lisha, was sold to their master while she was still pregnant. From an early age, she learned not to incur the wrath of the man who owned them, and was working at her mama’s knee from as far back as she could remember. When she got older, she was assigned to the master’s daughter as a personal servant, following around the child everywhere she went and tending to every whim and desire.
In 2377, their Orion master was caught by the Syndicate for trying to cheat him, he was killed, his family also taken to slavery, and all his property seized - including Nesre and her mother. While on a ship that was taking them and others to be auctioned off, a Starfleet vessel intercepted and brought the slaves aboard. Given sanctuary, the two found themselves on Earth and a chance to start a new life. With the opportunities before her, Lisha encouraged her daughter to dream big and work hard, but the young woman struggled to deal with the trauma of her experiences. Seeking counseling, and under the care of thoughtful officers, she found ways to process and cope, among those dancing and painting as outlets for her creativity. Because of its positive influence in her life, Starfleet appealed to the girl, and after years of studying diligently and with helpful tutoring, she passed the exams and was accepted into the Academy in 2384.
Originally, Nesre sought to take the medical track with a minor in psychology and finished in 2392 with the intent to serve as a doctor. During her residency, she found that while she enjoyed helping people heal their physical ails, she was drawn more to helping them with their mental ones. Turning around and returning to the academy, she used the next two and half years to finish her secondary degree in Counseling, graduating with that in 2395. Originally, she was posted to Sarvon V, a colony established for those, much like her, who had sought sanctuary with the Federation, coming from harsh and traumatic pasts. Late in 2397, she was called to the USS Thor to serve as another counselor aboard the vessel.