Lieutenant Commander Alashanee Greystone
Alashanee was born June 16, 2355 in a small community in northern Alberta, Canada. She is the third child of 6 and the oldest girl. As a member of the Blackfoot tribe, her community is very family oriented and traditional although her immediate family is very non-traditional. Her grand-father was the first in her family to join Starfleet 70 years ago as a Science officer, eventually becoming captain of his own vessel for a few years before retiring to teach at the Academy part-time for a few years. He has since retired from that and lives comfortably on a small ranch in Alberta. Alashanee’s parents encouraged forward thinking for their children and although they encouraged them to pursue secular education, instilled in them the sense of family first. They passed on their ancestor’s histories both orally and written.
Alashanee entered Starfleet Academy in 2373, just a few weeks before the outbreak of the Dominion War. She chose a science/command track, specializing in Exobiology and Zoology, with a minor in Ecology. She graduated in 2377, although two years of that was taken up by the war. She lost a few friends in the Breen attack on Starfleet Headquarters, which stayed with her for years and reminded her of the realities of the job. She was posted as a junior science officer to the USS Einstein (Intrepid-class) with the rank of Ensign and spent the better part of four years on tour through the Alpha quadrant. In 2381, she transferred from a Starfleet research vessel to a station as part as a collaboration between the Federation/Starfleet and the Vulcan Science Academy surveying the developing ecology of an M-class planet in preparation for colonization. After a year, she was rotated out and moved to another Intrepid-class vessel as Chief Science Officer which she would spend the next 6 years. During this time she was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and was given the position of Acting XO in light of the fact the current one transferred out and they were waiting for a replacement. While on board the Edison(in 2382) she obtained a PhD in both Exobiology and Zoology. However in 2388, Alashanee was given the opportunity to teach some courses for a year at Starfleet Academy.
In 2389, she applied and was accepted for the position of Executive Officer on the brand new USS Atlantis.