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Lieutenant Alexandra Dering

Name Alexandra Elaine Dering

Position Chief Engineering Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 29

Physical Appearance

Height 5 ft. 7 in.
Weight 130 lbs.
Hair Color Dark Brown with Golden Streaks
Eye Color Whiskey
Physical Description Lean and lithe, she is moderately graceful, though certainly no dancer. She keeps her body well-toned and flexible. She has one tattoo, a winged serpent whose tail coils down her left arm and whose wings wrap around her left bicep.

Family

Spouse Cole Anthony Dering; Former Spouse: Nicholas Barrows (Deceased)
Children None
Father Jordan Adam Denning (51)
Mother Leanna Elise Denning-Morrow (52)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family Mary Anne Denning (cousin), Jeffrey Gordon Morrow (cousin), Lisa Denise Barrows (aunt), Gary Jason Barrows (uncle)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Lexi is a quiet but strong woman. She is generally nice to most people, but she doesn't handle stupidity well and tends to get frustrated when she has to work with those who demonstrate it. She is outgoing and friendly, though generally not overzealously so.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:
+ Strong-minded
+ Pays attention to details
+ Excellent work ethic
+ Loyal to those she considers friends

Weaknesses:
- Sometimes too quiet
- Short fuse with people she perceives as acting stupid
Ambitions As Chief Engineer, she had attained her only real career goal. She has no interest in commanding a ship, preferring to get her hands dirty fixing things.
Hobbies & Interests Leanna
Hobbies: Sketching, working out to keep fit, designing new devices or improvements on current ones
Likes: Mint schnopps, raktajino, intelligent conversation, fixing things
Loves: Her husband and her cat Leanna (Leanna is pictured to the right)
Dislikes: Stupidity, rude people, coconut, peanut butter

History

Personal History Lexi was born on a fringe colony near the Klingon border. Life was not easy on these fringe worlds, but Lexi learned to survive. She also learned the love of fixing things from her mother who was the chief engineer of the colony. She would often tag along with her mother and watch her work, asking thousands of questions about how the things her mother was fixing worked. Eventually, as she got older, she began helping.

In high school, she met the young man she thought she would love forever, Nicholas Barrows. They dated all through high school and married right after. Unfortunately, this marriage was doomed. Just before Lexi left to join Starfleet, he died when a building collapsed. He had been trying to get those inside to safety, but had not made it out himself. She fell apart for several weeks, but in the end, she went on to Starfleet. He would have wanted her to pursue her dreams, she believed.

After graduating from the Academy, she was sent to serve on the USS Tomahawk. for 4 years. At the end of that time, she was promoted, for exemplary performance, to Lieutenant Junior Grade and sent to the USS Solace. Just before she transferred, however, she adopted a kitten whom she named Leanna after a friend shed had in the Academy. It was on the Solace that she met her current husband. She had never thought that she would fall for a medical man, but fall she did. He was charming and witty and just plain fun, and she loved every minute of it. After dating for a year, they decided to marry, and the captain was happy to do it. But two months later, word came down that the Solace was to be decommissioned. Lexi was both angry and scared. Starfleet had a habit of splitting people apart, and she wanted none of that! Fortunately for her sanity, their captain, in an act of pure generosity, saw to it that they both got the same assignment, the USS Odin.
Service Record USS Tomahawk -- Ensign, Engineering Officer, 4 years
USS Solace -- Lieutenant Junior Grade, Assistant Chief Engineer, 3 years

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