Lieutenant Doctor Ayasha Laith
Name Doctor Ayasha Tamara Laith D.V.M., M.D.
Position Chief Medical Officer
|Date of Birth||29 February 2352|
|Hair Color||Red (head, neck, back), Black (torso, arms, legs), Alternating Red & Dark-red (Tail)|
|Physical Description||Ayasha is tall by the standards of humanoid species, standing on digitigrade legs, s/he surveys hir domain in sickbay from over the heads of other crewmembers. Hir front and limbs are covered by thick, black fur, transitioning to brown, and then red on hir back, head, and tail. Hir Bushy tail is ringed with bands of dark red, and the fur is soft, and voluminous, giving the appendage a pillow-like appearance, but underneath it remains long and sinuous, able to move with surprising speed and agility. Hir pointed, white-tipped ears flick this way and that as s/he takes in the sounds of the world, reading them carefully, and s/he scans everything around hir with golden slit-pupiled eyes. Hir body is lean and sinewy, kept in peak condition by a carefully optimized fitness regimen. Some of the fur on hir head grows out continuously, like human hair, s/he usually keeps this cut to a medium length, and styled in a businesslike fashion, but has been known to experiment at times.
Similar to Allasomorphs, Antosians, and Vendorians, the Felinoid and Ailurian species possess the ability to shapeshift. In their case this ability is limited to changing shape between a bipedal humanoid form, and a quadrupedal ‘Feral’ form. Ayasha’s feral form displays a mosaic of features, just as hir humanoid form does. S/he overall resembles a ringtailed cat, having, pointed ears and snout, slit pupiled eyes, semi-retractable claws, and a sinuous agile body. S/he is taller longer, and leaner than an Ailurian, standing on long, gracile legs capable of sprinting at tremendous speed, or springing high into the air. While shifted, s/he is still somewhat heavier-boned than an average Felinoid, or terran feline, with larger, more hand-like paws, and s/he retains hir conspicuous bushy tail.
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Ayasha is known for perfectionism in hir work, but just a strong a driving force in hir life is hir kindness. Sloppiness in sickbay leads to pain and even death, unacceptable outcomes, outdated equipment or methods won’t deliver optimal results. There’s no one ‘right way’ to do good though, and far from being a tyrant in sickbay, s/he simply holds hir staff to high standards, doing hir best to support them in achieving more. S/he finds a great deal of satisfaction in mastering a skill or subject, making hir an avid and active learner, s/he works always to stay up to date with the latest in medicine. But knowledge is useless without purpose, and so s/he funnels hir knowledge, skill, and standards into a field that improves lives, can do something for those in need, and contributes to the advancement of civilization. Serious and committed during hir working hours, s/he nonetheless makes sure to enjoy life’s pleasures, be that good food, laughing with friends, or getting lost in a new study topic.
Serious, studious, careful, high standards, kind, lively
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Ayasha Is kind and helpful, hardworking and dedicated to doing good, s/he is always willing to go the extra mile for anyone. S/he is an expert in hir field and hir knowledge base is only growing, helping hir go to great lengths for those under hir care. In addition, S/he is careful, orderly, and methodical, and rarely makes mistakes as a result.
Dedicated Altruist, Medical Expert, Careful
Ayasha is dedicated to hir work, certainly, but sometimes that drive pushes hir too far, and s/he works hirself more than is healthy. Hir kindness and inclination to be supportive, can also lead hir to be too trusting, a bad actor playing on hir emotions can easily manipulate hir. Altogether, s/he can at times be consumed my hir drive to do good, imagining hirself as some sort of chosen savior, growing self-important, and paining hirself with the notion that s/he must be responsible for doing more than anyone in hir position reasonably could.
Overworker, Gullible, Superhero Complex
|Ambitions||Ayasha wants to improve the lives of those around hir, to ease, or end their pain and suffering, this drives hir forward. Hir grandest ambitions rest on this humble foundation, if s/he could, s/he would like to help as many people as possible, a whole city, or planet, or sector, or galaxy.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Science and technology, electronic music, surfing, reading|
|Languages Spoken||Felinoid, Ailurian, Federation Standard, Catian, Native al’Hmatti|
|Personal History||Felinoids and Ailurians both are born in their ‘feral form,’ living the first decade or so of their lives much like animals. They then experience the ‘first change,’ and go through a period of change and growth called ‘adjustment’ where their new bipedal body grows into its adult form. Ayasha was a late bloomer in this regard, perhaps due to hir mixed parentage going through a time in hir adjustment where s/he was treated poorly by hir peers and felt uncomfortable in hir own body. Reading and study were retreats, and s/he developed strong learning habits during this time. As these studies began to pay off with growing mastery, and hir development caught up with, and surpassed hir peers, hir love of learning, and hunger for knowledge were cemented into hir character. Continuing to work hard, s/he excelled in hir studies, graduating at the top of hir class from hir settlement’s school. S/he then chose to go on to Starfleet as a sort of ‘ultimate test,’ they faced the greatest challenges in the known universe and came out on top.|
|Service Record||Starfleet Academy: 2377-2381
Starfleet Medical Academy 2381-2383
USS Adroit: 2383-2385
USS Galen: 2386-2388
USS Devonshire 2389-
|Notes||*Though traditionally Barnum Prime uses a different calendar then the Federation Standard, there have only been 9 Leap-days between 2352 and 2389; therefor Laith likes to consider that s/he is only 9-years-old, since s/he has only been able to celebrate hir birthday on the date of hir birth nine times.|
Character Service Record
|2377 - 2378||Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|2378 - 2379||Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|2379 - 2380||Pre-medical Cadet||Starfleet Academy||
Cadet Junior Grade
|2380 - 2381||Pre-Medical Cadet||Starfleet Academy||
Cadet Senior Grade
|2381 - 2383||Medical Cadet||Starfleet Medical Academy||
Cadet Senior Grade
|2383 - 2385||Medical Officer||USS Adroit||
|2386 - 2388||Assistant Chief Medical Officer||USS Galen||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|2389 - Present||Chief Medical Officer||USS Devonshire||
Ayasha is a driven and skillful doctor, ready to try and heal the galaxy. Known for perfectionism in hir work, but just as strong a driving force in hir life is hir kindness, s/he funnels hir knowledge, skill, and standards into a field that improves lives, can do something for those in need, and contributes to the advancement of civilization. Serious and committed during hir working hours, s/he nonetheless makes sure to enjoy life’s pleasures, be that good food, laughing with friends, or getting lost in a new study topic. Ayasha is a driven and skillful doctor, ready to try and heal the galaxy.