Zimedia Nijal

Zimedia Nijal is a Cardassian officer of the Federation Starfleet, currently serving as a mission specialist aboard the USS Octavia E Butler. She was assigned as an engineering officer to the USS Oumuamua directly from Starfleet Academy.

USS Octavia E. Butler
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Zimedia "Zi" Nijal
Position Mission Specialist
Rank Lieutenant
Species Cardassian
Gender Female
DOB 237506.12
Age 26
Birthplace Cardassia


  • Height: 157 cm (5 ft, 2 in)
  • Weight: 55 kg (122 lbs)
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Eye Colour: Dark brown


As she was commissioned in the middle of 2399, Zi Nijal has little Starfleet history to speak of. She served as an engineering officer through her first two promotions, and was then assigned as a mission specialist on the 'Oumuamua before being reassigned in that same role to the Octavia E Butler with most of her crew.

She attended Starfleet Academy when she was old enough to do so, after having set her sights on becoming a Starfleet officer as a young person, as she grew up with Federation aid for Cardassia's rebuilding. Even with a few negative experiences at the Academy, she maintains a very positive attitude toward Starfleet.

She is one of the few fully Cardassian officers in Starfleet.