Tierra is the Assistant Chief Engineer on the USS Odyssey. A native from Delta, she joined Starfleet and took an oath of celibacy shortly after her seventeenth birthday. A smart and caring individual, she is a talented engineer and is able to fix almost everything technical she puts her hands to. When she was twenty-seven she married her wife, Abbej, Odyssey’s Boslic astrophysicist and assistant chief science officer.
Born and raised in the southern hemisphere of Delta, Tierra enjoyed her childhood immensely due to the fact she came from a large family. Both her parents worked, running their own hydroponics farm. It became a family business of which Tierra, being the middle child of four, enjoyed working on. During her studies, there would be many occasions where she was either fiddling with the farm’s equipment or repairing a broken tool. Wanting to take this interest and natural talent in mechanics, Tierra completed her studies and went to Starfleet Academy.
Early Career – Starfleet Academy
Joining the Academy on its specialist annex built on the third moon of Delta IV, Tierra enjoyed her first three years at the academy. However in her fourth year things changed as the specialist program on the Delta annex required that its students, all of whom were Deltan, would attend their last year at another base. This was to help them adapt to other cultures and enforce their oath of celibacy. Tierra was sent to the Beta Ursae Minor annex, while there she was slightly overwhelmed by the range of species who were studying. Nevertheless she excelled in adjusting to her new environment and went on to graduate, specialising in engineering. Fortunately for Tierra, her class was one of the first to graduate after the war with the Dominion had ended.
USS Bondar (NCC-71428)
Joining the Akira-class starship USS Bondar in 2376, Tierra first three years as an engineer had her heavily involved in a range of missions within the Federation. A majority of these were supporting Federation worlds and Starfleet bases with a range of technical difficulties. She excelled extremely well in this position and by the start of 2380, she was promoted to Lieutenant junior grade and given command of the delta shift in the engineering room.
Also in 2380, she became close to one of the ship’s science officer, Lieutenant junior grade Abbej. A Boslic woman who had the darkest purple hair that Tierra found extremely attractive. The two hit it off and nine months later they were engaged. As Abbej had no family of her own, they got married on Delta in front of Tierra’s family and many of the crew from the Bondar. While on Delta both women discovered that Tierra’s father was terminally ill. Wanting to remain with her father and help her mother out, Tierra resigned her commission. Abbej, not wanting her wife to go at this alone, followed in her footsteps and the two settled down on Delta to run the family farm.
For the next decade, the two women enjoyed the delights of a simple life on Delta. By 2382, Tierra’s father passed away and the running of the farm fell onto Tierra’s shoulders with the support of Abbej. Seven years later and sadly Tierra’s mother passed away in her sleep one night. It was unexpected and by this time, Tierra and Abbej had become parents. Tierra was grateful that her mother had the chance to meet her grandchildren and spend some time before she died. Tierra’s oldest brother approached her and offered to take over the farm, knowing Tierra and Abbej deserved to return to Starfleet. Not wanting to admit it at first, the sudden realisation that he was right eventually caught them both off guard. After both of them took some update assessments and a crash course in getting to know the latest information about starship operations, the two requested postings on the same ship where their children could join them.
Second Starfleet Career
USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)
Both women joined the crew of the USS Odyssey in 2389, Tierra as its new assistant chief engineer and Bezo as its new exobiologist.
|2372 - 2373||Cadet First Year||Starfleet Academy - Delta Annex||
Cadet Freshman Grade
|2373 - 2374||Cadet Second Year||Starfleet Academy - Delta Annex||
Cadet Sophomore Grade
|2374 - 2375||Cadet Third Year||Starfleet Academy - Delta Annex||
Cadet Junior Grade
|2375 - 2376||Cadet Fourth Year||Starfleet Academy - Beta Ursae Minor||
Cadet Senior Grade
|2376 - 2380||Engineer||USS Bondar (NCC-71428)||
|2380 - 2381||Engineer - Delta Shift Lead||USS Bondar (NCC-71428)||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|2389 - Present||Assistant Chief Engineer||USS Odyssey NCC-80000||