Lieutenant Olivia “Livvy” Sandoval is the twin sister of Aimee Sandoval. She is currently assigned to the USS Europa as an engineer. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and attended Starfleet Academy
Olivia “Livvy” Marie Sandoval (b. May 24, 2368) was born in the New Mexico city of Santa Fe to Jonathan Sandoval and Rebecca Marie O’Shea. She has a twin sister, Aimee Rachel Sandoval, and an older step-brother Ethan Michael Talon. Johnathan Sandoval was killed in a shuttle accident before she was born. Her mother remarried, and her step father, and she is very close to Milo Talon.
She attended Santa Fe High School. She was more interested in things outside of academics such as softball, track and cheerleading. She still graduated at the top half of her class. While her sister Aimee went to England for Oxford, she was the academic of the two siblings. Livvy joined Starfleet and entered Starfleet Academy on the engineering track.
Livvy entered Starfleet Academy in 2386. She worked hard and was able to get on the Dean’s List her first year. She spent most of her leave in England with Aimee, but made few friends of her own. She joined several Academy sports teams her second year and became the team captain for the Academy’s track and Parrises Squares teams by her senior year. She even tried out for the American Football team, but that only lasted a few days.
She was invited by Professor Parvati Pandey’s Ethics of Command seminars. These were limited to only the most promising of cadets, and the retired admiral took no guff. But the class worked out the ethics of command. Pandey posed the trolley problem. Later Pandey posed scenarios that faced a former student of hers. One dealt with the merging of two crew members through a transporter accident. Do you allow the one to live, or do you separate the crew members killing the one so that the original two could live? Livvy decided that while killing the one was contrary to everything she valued, restoring the original two was less damaging. I was trading two lives for one after all. Pandey didn’t tell Livvy she was right, but did say that the captain in question made that same decision. She graduated on 2390 dead middle of her class. While she did excel her first year, she quickly lost interest in her studies, and she was assigned to the USS Ajax.
Livvy served with distinction aboard the USS Ajax with the engineering team. She learned a great deal under the tutelage of the Chief Engineer, Lt. Hans Schmidt. So, when a position for construction supervisor of the Midway class on Mars came up she applied for the position. Being an Admiral’s daughter she wasn’t afraid to use her mother’s influence to get the job. A tactic that she now regrets as she can never know if she was even qualified for the position.
Nonetheless she for the next six years she personally oversaw the construction of twelve Midway class ships. She learned how to lead, though the first six months came with a steep learning curve. The work was arduous, but rewarding, and Livvy never let a ship leave the shipyards not to her liking. Captain’s sometimes hated the delays to their command, but rarely were there any issues in the shakedown cruise.
After a short stint serving under her mother fo no other reason than the promotion to Lt. Commander Livvy transfered to the USS Hippocrates with her sister Aimee as the ship’s second officer. This posting was short lived as well since the captain got recalled by Starfleet.
Livvy was pulled from active duty and recruited by Starfleet Intelligence in 2399 ending her tenure abord the Lakota almost as quickly as it began.
While on a classified mission she refused a direct order to rescue a prisoner. During the ensuing classified Captain’s Mast she was demoted to Lieutenant and sent back to the fleet. A full court martial was threatened, but the release of classified details of the mission to fully expel Livvy from the fleet would compromise on going missions. The details surrounding this incident are known only to Livvy and her direct superior during the mission. Not even Starfleet Command knows the full scope of the incKrill.
She served on the USS Europa as an engineer for the remainder of 2399. She shared the posting with her twin sister Aimee who was a doctor under Dr. Krull.
With the merger to two crews aboard the Columbia Livvy set out on her own again without her twin at her side. Aimee had transferred to the USS Zebulon Pike in order to stay with her boyfriend. Livvy decided to stay with Captain Armstrong and take the posting as Assistant Chief Engineer aboard the new ship.
|2386 - 2390||Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|2390 - 2391||Engineering||USS Ajax||
|2391 - 2393||Assistant Chief Engineer||USS Ajax||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|2393 - 2395||Construction Supervisor of Midway Class||Utopia Planitia||
|2395 - 2396||Adjutant to Admiral Talon||Starfleet Command||
|2396 - 2399||Second Officer||USS Lakota||
|2399 - 2399||Classified Assignment||Starfleet Intelligence||
|2399 - 2400||Engineering Officer||USS Europa||
|2400 - Present||Assistant Chief Engineer||USS Columbia||