Blake Pisani is the sort of person who goes through life by the seat of their pants. Her own confidence in her abilities and faith in her judgements does lend itself to an element of arrogance, but this is more of a reflection of the hours of work that Blake has put into getting where she is today.
Outside of this belief in herself however, she tries to present herself as approachable and willing to listen, hallmarks of a good doctor in her own opinion. This is not a trained behaviour of her chosen profession, but an expression of her own desire to be genuinely helpful to those around her.
Ambitious and with a confident manner, Blake is determined to keep progressing within her field. That drive fuels a work hard, play harder personality, resulting in the occassional personality conflict that she never lets keep her down for long.
From a young age Blake was determined to be a doctor and being a Starfleet brat, was also determined to be in Starfleet like her parents. Unlike so many other children of Starfleet personnel either living with only one parent at a time, or sent to family elsewhere, Blake was lucky enough in that her parents kept getting assignments to larger ships in the fleet where families were allowed. Coincidentally these same ships were the ones pushing the boundaries and going on deep 5-year missions. This certainly left an impression on young Blake as she kept seeing the best of the best Starfleet had to offer around her, acting as role models to her and the other children aboard the ships her parents were assigned to.
Eventually it came time for Blake to make her own way in the Federation and she set her sights on the field of medicine, influenced by her father and stories and tales of more than his fair share of medical mysteries and wonders. Applying for and gaining entrance into Starfleet Medical was just the first step on her intended path through Starfleet.
Four years of intense medical study and she was no longer the wide-eyed and eager young doctor, determined to explore past the map edges and find new medical mysteries. She was now a determined young doctor intent on practising her art to the best of her ability, of providing the maximum benefit to the largest amount of people at once. Seeking a billet along the Romulan border, to support the Federation colonies that had taken in refugees, or the humanitarian crisis cropping up because of instability in the region, Blake was assigned as a junior doctor about the USS V’lok, an older Excelsior class vessel that was nearing retirement.
Fours years of working along the Romulan border didn’t dissuade Blake in her calling, reinforcing it in fact. She spent time learning customs, figuring out how to approach Romulans with deeply ingrained distrust of any authority and making a name for herself as a doctor along the border and amongst the refugee camps now villages and cities. Others came and went, but Blake remained.
With the USS V’lok’s last tour wrapping up, Blake decided she needed a break from the Romulan territories for a few years, to stretch herself with unfamiliar territories and problems. To her surprise she was offered the position of Assistant Chief Medical Officer aboard the USS Isaac Newton, an Ambassador class vessel that was deploying along the Federation’s Gorn border.
Then in 2397 Starfleet’s Bureau of Personnel contacted Blake with an offer – Assistant Chief Medical Officer aboard the USS Reliant. The ship’s ACMO was taking a leave of absence, all other doctors with her experience level and expertise in the local region were already in positions that couldn’t be vacated without creating the exact same problem at a higher level of experience or on a ship that needed their existing staff more.
Jumping at the opportunity, Blake accepted the offer and was reassigned from the Isaac Newton to the Reliant. Over the next few years she spent her time aboard the Reliant reconnecting with local doctors and community leaders she had worked with when aboard the V’lok to ensure that when the Reliant was in the area, she was able to bring not just her best, but the right solution for the community as well.
With the recent refit of the Reliant however, she did take the opportunity to get away from the ship for a few months while in dock, returning to find that her superior, Doctor Ga’mor’an, had been reassigned to her former command as the new CMO there. In his departing letter, Ga’mor’an had also been given the privilege of informing Blake of her promotion to CMO aboard the Reliant.
|2387 - 2391||Cadet||Starfleet Academy||
Cadet Senior Grade
|2391 - 2395||Medical Officer||USS V'lok||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|2395 - 2397||Assistant Chief Medical Officer||USS Isaac Newton||
|2397 - 2399||Assistant Chief Medical Officer||USS Reliant||
|2399 - 2399||Chief Medical Officer||USS Reliant||
|2400 - Present||Assistant Chief Medical Officer||USS Atlantis NCC-90562||