Having Spent her first ten years on Rigel V, T’Semrik was raised with a delicate balance of Vulcan Logic and Rigelian Passion. Her Father is a Xeno-Biologist with the Vulcan Science Academy, and spent his time conducting research on Rigel’s Deep Ocean ecosystems. Her Mother, Gadia Kustais, was a Rigelian Midwife and Herbalist,who worked in the town’s local clinic. By the time T’Semrik was ten, her father had taught her how to deep-sea dive, and she would occasionally accompany him on his underwater excursions. When T’Semrik was almost 14 years old, Gadia Kustais was killed in an attack claimed by a Xenophobic extremist group from Rigel IV. Devastated by the event, and ousted by Gadia’s family, S’Perik and T’Semrik left Rigel V for Vulcan, where S’Perik would return to teaching at the Science Academy. T’Semrik did not get along with many of her Vulcan family members, and would often leave their ancestral home during her time off to explore the more mountainous regions. T’Semrik graduated with average grades from the Vulcan Science Academy, and worked for a while on a couple of different projects under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr. T’Dar. A year after Romulus’ Destruction, T’Semrik resigned from the VSA for personal reasons and joined Starfleet, having lost her trust in the more stoic and secretive Vulcan Command. During her time at Starfleet, T’Semrik avoided the company of all but a choice few, avoiding Vulcans in particular. T’Semrik is very intelligent, learning several languages as well as excelling in the sciences. These languages include Rigelian, Vulcan, Romulan, English and later on, Denobulan. She learned the last one during her time at Starfleet academy, when a young Denobulan girl named Beshi befriended her and asked her to help with her Vulcan homework. The younger Cadet gave T’Semrik the nickname ‘Riki’ - a name that would follow the The hybrid throughout her tenure at Starfleet.
T’Semrik doesn’t talk much unless spoken to, however once you get to know her she will eventually open up. Since she was raised away from cities, T’Semrik despises crowds, avoiding them whenever possible. Her reaction to them is rumored to border on a phobic level, but the Vulcan hybrid will deny it to her grave. She has a very close relationship with her Father and her cousin, S’Khawal, but is in a rocky relationship with everyone else in her family. She uses a combination of Rigelian Psionic Practices and Vulcan Meditation to maintain a cool exterior when under pressure, but occasionally the mask is known to slip when T’Semrik is relaxed or tired.