Devan was born in the Silasta refugee camp on Bajor VIII. His father, Elodin Jovan, was killed a few weeks after his birth in the ore processing center on Terok Nor. Devan was left with his mother and sister in the refugee camp. When she was nine and beginning to blossom, his older sister, Sancia, was taken by the Cardassians to be trained into being a comfort woman. After her departure, she was never seen or heard from again, and is presumed dead. Devan was left alone with his mother, Tané Kalina, a kind and generous woman. But resources were scarce in the refugee camp. Food and water reserves were limited. Kalina often went hungry so that her son could have enough to eat, and eventually died of malnutrition when Devan was eight years old, leaving him orphaned. He was a scrawny little kid, often picked on by the older and bigger kids in the camp. He often had to resort to theft to survive.
Devan became a field medic for the Militia at a very young age, given that the refugee camp was short-staffed. He helped deliver medicine and supplies to the residents, and assisted the camp’s lone physician during house calls. He attended medical school in Jalanda City as soon as he was old enough to enroll, and later enlisted as a doctor in the Militia. He became a Starfleet officer when the Militia was integrated into Starfleet, after Bajor joined the Federation.
Character Service Record
|2376 - 2381||Field medic||Bajoran Resistance Movement||
|2381 - 2386||Medical School||Bajoran Capital||
|2386 - 2388||Medical Officer||Shandor Province||
|2388 - 2389||Integration Training, Bajoran Militia||Starfleet Academy||
|2389 - 2393||Medical Officer||USS Faragut||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|2393 - 2396||Medical Officer||Starbase 27||
|2396 - 2399||Medical Officer||USS Helsinki||
|- Present||Chief Medical Officer||Awaiting Assignment|
Believer in the Prophets, but does not allow his religious beliefs to interfere with his duties as a physician. During his childhood in the refugee camps, he was often beaten and brutalized by bullies in the camp. As a result, he has no patience for bullies. Like most Bajorans, he harbors a deep hatred of Cardassians. Imaginative, he often comes up with unusual and unorthodox treatment options, and has been known to circumvent the rules in order to treat his patients. He has little patience for Starfleet bureaucracy and protocol. He views himself as a doctor first, a Bajoran second, and a Starfleet officer third. He is a student of philosophy and history.