Fleet Captain Elizabeth Hayden

One of the most experienced and decorated commanding officers of her generation, Hayden is an accomplished diplomat and explorer. After sixteen years as a botanist, Hayden transitioned into the command division following the Battle of Wolf 359, serving in starship command roles for the next two decades. Reserved and contemplative, she prefers to let her officers speak before making her decisions, but when she has made up her mind she communicates this with an authority that few would dare question.

History

Early Life (2332 – 2350)

Born in Upstate New York, Elizabeth Hayden had an early fascination with nature, especially the vast forests near her family’s home in the Adirondack Mountains, where she spent many long days sketching the flora and fauna that thrived there. As the only child to a former Starfleet officer, George, and a conservation scientist, Alexandra, she was homeschooled all the way up through her high school years, which led her to be both socially reserved and academically inquisitive. The Hayden family often went camping, and she learned survival skills including hunting and fishing from an early age.

As a teenager, Hayden developed an interest in horticulture, learning how to grow and cr0ss-breed roses as part of her scientific studies. This led to her to start to think about a career as a botanist, working with nature as her mother did, but she was also fascinated by her father’s stories of the time he’d spent on starships exploring the galaxy.

Service Record

Start End Rank Role Assignment
23502351
Cadet Freshman Grade
Student OfficerStarfleet Academy
23512352
Cadet Sophomore Grade
Student OfficerStarfleet Academy
23522353
Cadet Junior Grade
Student OfficerStarfleet Academy
23532354
Cadet Senior Grade
Student OfficerStarfleet Academy
23542355
Ensign
Botany SpecialistUSS Malinche (NCC-38997)
23552357
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Botany SpecialistUSS Malinche (NCC-38997)
23572363
Head of Biological SciencesUSS Galaxy (NX-70637)
23622367
Lieutenant Commander
Head of Biological SciencesUSS Galaxy (NCC-70637)
23672370
Commander
Chief Science Officer & Second OfficerUSS Magellan (NCC-71820)
23702376
Commander
Executive OfficerUSS Magellan (NCC-71820)
23762390
Captain
Commanding OfficerUSS Antares (NCC-74800)
23902395
Captain
Commanding OfficerUSS Lafayette (NCC-78441)
23952399
Fleet Captain
Commanding OfficerUSS Lafayette (NCC-78441)
2399
Fleet Captain
Commanding OfficerUSS Arcturus (NCC-84000)
2399
Fleet Captain
Commander, Task Group 38.3Task Force 38