Name: Ellen Hare
Born 2399 United Ficus Colony
Graduated from Starfleet Academy specialising chemistry, biochemistry and parapsychology
Assigned as research assistant on long-term exploration mission
Performed scientific & other duties to high standard, but eventually left ship by mutual consent. (Was stated that her tendency to do odd things on own initiative, while often successful, was becoming a liability to her captain.)
Dates and further details apparently unavailable up to this point.
Since extra ships were being deployed anyway owing to Borg trouble, Starfleet responded by putting the delighted Ensign in charge of J-class starship Jackdaw, and sending her away to gather data in Delta Volanis - her orders were basically to go away and make herself useful, and she has.
Over the next few months four other officers joined Jackdaw for various reasons, and Hare handled this with unexpected success. When, not long afterwards, there was a difficulty finding crews for a batch of new science vessels, Hare was assigned as Commanding Officer of USS Magpie accompanied by the four from Jackdaw. (Some of whom are consequently filling positions they would not normally have for years, but situation is being overlooked as long as it continues to work.)
Hare wants to believe that Starfleet can one day return to the days of peaceful exploration. Magpie's class is not generally assigned to frontline combat, and Hare has a bit of a reputation for finding ways to sort out a situation without fighting - though sometimes rather extraordinary ways.
Admires the Vulcans; apparently on her first posting she served under a Vulcan C.S.O., who she declares taught her all she knows. Either it was purely theoretical knowledge or we have rather different ideas of logic.
Interested in ancient mythology and superstitions - "and if you did my job you'd believe in ghosts too".
Her tendency to take in strays will have to be watched, although she will never admit to any problems with any of the inhabitants of Magpie - in fact she does not admit anything much at all about some of them.
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