Cooper Robinson was born during one of the coldest Novembers on record in Ontario on Earth, a year after the Dominion War ended. The youngest of six brothers, he grew up on the family orchard outside of Toronto, a sprawling stand of apple trees nestled between vast, rolling fields of corn. Though he was always just in sight of the looming arcologies and skyscrapers of the city on the edge of the horizon, he came of age spending the vast majority of his time outside, either helping with farm chores or just playing with his brothers in the orchard. Given that he was the youngest, Robinson found himself often to be a hanger-on or an afterthought at most to their adventures, but he was doted upon by his parents. His mother was Québecoise, so he grew up with an even greater appreciation for being bilingual than most Canadians did, being fluent in both French and English by the time he was done with primary school. All five of his brothers ended up in Starfleet.
In high school, Robinson followed in his brothers’ footsteps and played on both the hockey and lacrosse teams. While he shared their natural athleticism, he had begun to resent always being in their shadow and so attempted to branch out and break from their example, and where they had excelled in mathematics and sciences, he found his attention drawn more towards art and philosophy. While he did follow them to Starfleet Academy, he declared a major in interstellar relations, while his brothers had all either chosen flight control or security-related fields.
Following graduation in 2398, Robinson was posted for a year as a flag aide on Starbase 38, often assisting the station’s commander, Rear Admiral Belvedere, but also assisting other senior officers. In 2399, he was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade when he was selected to accompany the starship Arcturus into the Delta Quadrant as flag lieutenant to Rear Admiral Elizabeth Hayden.
Character Service Record
|2394 - 2395||Interstellar Relations Cadet||Starfleet Academy, Earth||
Cadet Freshman Grade
|2395 - 2396||Interstellar Relations Cadet||Starfleet Academy, Earth||
Cadet Sophomore Grade
|2396 - 2397||Interstellar Relations Cadet||Starfleet Academy, Earth||
Cadet Junior Grade
|2397 - 2398||Interstellar Relations Cadet||Starfleet Academy, Earth||
Cadet Senior Grade
|2398 - 2399||Flag Aide||Starbase 38||
|2399 - Present||Flag Lieutenant||USS Arcturus||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Born in Canada, Robinson is Admiral Hayden's flag lieutenant, handling duties ranging from helping her with personal tasks (such as getting her meals) to ceremonial duties to helping set her schedule, alongside her enlisted yeoman. While professional and accommodating to his superiors, he can be sarcastic and smug with others because of the nature of his job. He studied interstellar relations at Starfleet Academy and is hoping to eventually earn a bridge officer or intelligence position after his time with the admiral.