Born in an outlying region of the Ariolo Homeworld of Fillandia, Tagia Jutto’s early days were spent wandering the steppes and lowlands with her community, a nomadic group with a history stretching back millennia.
Although the Ariolo she was born to never stayed in one place for long, they by no means rejected modern technology and carried many useful tools and devices, thus exposing Tagia to technology from an early age.
Equally formative were the lessons passed on to her from her father: including traditional methods of reading the Stars to navigate the plains (‘Jutto’ is, in fact, an honorific denoting one who can read the sky in this way).
In time, Tagia came into maturity and was tested (as are all Ariolo) to determine which role in society she was best suited for (a tradition from the days of old, when a mistake made in Fillandia’s harsh conditions could lead to the deaths of many. The danger had long passed, but the tradition remained).
Her mixture of technical and stellar know-how landed her a position as a Navigator aboard the FRS Quermidh, one of Fillandia’s large and ponderous trading barges after a short stretch as an Apprentice.
Tagia still carries many things from this time in her head, one of which quite literally: a subdermal Universal Translator of Ferengi make.
Almost exactly four years on from her initial posting, her vessel happened to carry a Starfleet officer along with their standard cargo of Trillium. Tagia befriended the bold explorer, and when they parted the Tellarite suggested that Tagia could consider a career in Starfleet.
Much of another year passed in contemplation before Tagia decided to pursue this option, and she applied to the Academy on Earth. The urbanised planet was something of a culture-shock to the Ariolo, although Tagia had always been curious.
For a few terms she was toying with a career in Stellar Cartography, before discovering that she possessed a keen interest in different cultures and a gift for languages that eventually led to her pursuing HCO qualifications.
Perhaps rarely for one with her specialism, Tagia dislikes piloting and finds most shuttlecraft cramped and uncomfortable. She is however perfectly capable (if not exceptionally so) of rising to the occasion.
Her first days of active duty saw Tagia arriving aboard the USS Constitution in orbit of Endassi, at which time much of its senior staff were stranded at various sites on the planet below. After working with the bridge crew to discover the general location of Commodore Rajel, Tagia travelled to rescue her and her team with the help of a group of fellow junior officers. On the return journey, she and Chief Shedet transported to a Drone Warehouse to assist in the coordination of planet-wide rescue efforts. In the following days, she assisted in the search for the homeworld of the newly-discovered entity known as Ishar.
Tagia often seems steady and calm to human observers (who can frequently fail to read Ariolo body language effectively), but the truth is that she is ecstatic to be out among the stats themselves, rather than simply looking at them from the ground.
Despite her enthusiasm, she is careful (or at least desires to be careful) not to make rash decisions, and holds herself and others to the same high standard.
Tagia can be critical of those who she judges as failing to meet her standards (sometimes bordering on being judgemental), but less so than she is with herself.