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Michelle Ortiz

Human Female

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Science Officer
USS Altai




Michelle Marie Rodriguez-Ortiz



Michelle Ortiz is a native of Southern California with a doctorate in paleoanthropolegy, and environmental geology. She is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.


Michelle Marie Rodriguez-Ortiz (b. September 2, 2363) is a commissioned officer with Starfleet with a specialty in science.  She holds doctorates in Paleoanthropolegy,  and Environmental Geology through the Oxford University’s, Department of Bioarchaeology, and an additional bachelor’s in Linguistics from Starfleet Academy.

She was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and has two younger sisters (Jennifer and Vivian) and one younger brother, Jose Jr. Her parents Maria and Jose Sr. now live in Upland.

Early Life

Michelle was born in Los Angeles,  California as the oldest of three children. He father was a Starfleet officer serving abord the USS Hood as a tactical officer. Her mother was a home maker.

She grew up in the Beverly Glen neighborhood of West Los Angeles and attended University High School.  She became interested in archeology after visiting the ruin of Pompeii and Herculaneum while in Middle School.

In her Junior year of high school she recieved an archeology internship in Montana.   She helped a team out of Montana State University excavate a nearly intact articulated stegosauris fossil.

Oxford University

After graduation from high school she used the her Fulbright Scholarship to attend Oxford University in England,  where she earned her undergraduate in Anthropology.  After completing her undergraduate she entered both the geology and and anthropology doctoral programs, graduating in 2388.


After graduating Michelle returned home to California.  Looking for adventure before settling down to a terrestrial research project she joined Starfleet and entered the Academy that fall.

At the Academy she made several acquaintances,  and met Mark Halverson. They were serious and dated three and a half years.  But, relationships across light years are always end in disaster and the two mutually split up shortly before graduation.

In 2392 Michelle graduated in the top 85% of her class with a bachelor’s in linguistics.

USS Indomitable & Don S Davis

Michelle did not flourish in her seven years in Starfleet. There was just little demand for an anthropologist when the missions were either escort or trade disputes.

She languished in boredom.   She wasn’t exploring strange new worlds like she hoped she would,  and her moral hit rock bottom and her crew evaluations reflected that. On the verge of leaving Starfleet she decided to give it one last shot and transfered the the USS Altai.


Height: 5’4″

Weight: 119

Hair: Dark Brunette

Eyes: brown

Complexion: medium


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Klingon
  • Romulan
  • Vulcan (broken)

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2388 - 2389 Cadet - Freshman Starfleet Academy
2389 - 2390 Cadet - Sophomore Starfleet Academy
2390 - 2391 Cadet - Junior Starfleet Academy
2391 - 2392 Cadet - Senior Starfleet Academy
2392 - 2397 Science Officer USS Indomitable
2397 - 2399 Science Officer USS Don S. Davis
2399 - Present Science Officer USS Altai