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T'Pai

Vulcan Female

Character Description

The oldest of the four daughters of two instructors at the Vulcan Academy of Sciences, T’Pai followed her parents’ academic footprints, eventually earning a doctorate in theoretical physics with her doctoral thesis, “The Application of Brahms’ Elliptic Functions to Null Geodesic Folds.” After receiving her doctorate, T’Pai spent the next six years with a Kolinahr master, after which she returned to the Vulcan Science Academy as an instructor. After two years, a chance conversation at a conference on Subspace Physics conducted by the Federation Science Bureau resulted in her becoming a research fellow at the Tanaline Propulsion Laboratory. Her interactions with her fellow researchers intrigued her, which eventually led her to a career at Starfleet.

Character Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2372 - 2376 Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Senior Grade
2376 - 2379 Engineering Officer USS Breslau
Ensign
2379 - 2382 Assistant Chief Engineering Officer USS Petropavlovsk
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2382 - 2386 Chief Engineering Officer USS Brunel
Lieutenant
2386 - 2388 Researcher Daystrom Institute
Lieutenant
2388 - Present Chief Engineering Officer USS Black Hawk
Lieutenant

Character Summary

Though by no means a V'tosh ka'tur, T'Pai interprets Kohlnahr not as the elimination of emotions, but rather their mastery. Thus, she is willing to use inductive reasoning when necessary. And though she conducts herself in a typical Vulcan fashion, on occasion she does cause her human colleagues to do a double take with her dry humor.

Current Assignment

Retired