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Sara Taylor

Human MTF Transgender Female

Character Information

Rank & Address

Ensign Taylor


Assistant Chief Engineer
USS Valhalla


Sara Nicole Taylor

14 September 2377

Denver, Colorado


Ensign Sara Nicole Taylor (Born September 14, 2377) is a Starfleet officer who currently serves as the assistant chief engineer of the USS Valhalla. Born, as Shawn Nicholas Taylor in Denver, Colorado. She has overcome personal challenges and emerged as an inspiration to many.


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Early Life and Education:

Shawn Nicholas Taylor was born to parents Lee and Sandra Taylor in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado. From an early age, Shawn exhibited a keen interest in engineering and mechanics. Fascinated by starships and their intricate systems, she dreamed of exploring the far reaches of space.

From an early age, Shawn exhibited a natural curiosity and aptitude for understanding how things worked. She would spend hours tinkering with mechanical toys, taking them apart and putting them back together, much to the amazement of her parents. As she grew older, her interests expanded to encompass more complex systems, particularly those found in starships and other advanced technologies.

Shawn’s parents recognized her passion for engineering and encouraged her to explore her interests. They exposed her to books, documentaries, and educational programs about space exploration and the wonders of the universe. This nurturing environment cultivated a deep-seated desire within Shawn to embark on a career in Starfleet, where she could combine her love for engineering with her dream of exploring the cosmos.

Throughout her formative years, Shawn excelled academically, demonstrating a remarkable aptitude for mathematics and the sciences. She consistently achieved top grades in her classes and eagerly participated in extracurricular activities related to engineering and technology. Her dedication and exceptional problem-solving skills were evident to her teachers and peers, who recognized her as a standout student.

However, amid her academic achievements and promising future, Shawn grappled with a deeply personal struggle. From an early age, she experienced feelings of incongruity between her assigned gender and her true identity. Gender dysphoria weighed heavily on Shawn, causing her significant distress and internal conflict. Yet, societal norms and the fear of judgment prevented her from openly discussing her feelings or seeking the support she desperately needed.

For years, Shawn concealed her true identity, battling her inner demons alone. Despite her outward success and the support of her loving family, she felt a sense of isolation and detachment. As she entered her teenage years, the emotional toll of her gender dysphoria began to take its toll, manifesting as a growing sense of anxiety and a loss of direction.

It was during this period of struggle and introspection that Shawn discovered solace in the science fiction works of authors like Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. Their imaginative stories of space exploration and futuristic societies offered an escape from the constraints of reality and allowed her to dream of a future where acceptance and understanding were the norm.

Starfleet Academy:

In 2395, Shawn Taylor was admitted to Starfleet Academy, a prestigious institution renowned for producing exceptional officers. During her time at the Academy, Shawn delved deep into the field of engineering, specializing in warp propulsion systems. She demonstrated exceptional problem-solving skills and a natural talent for leadership, earning the respect of her peers and mentors.

Starfleet Academy became a transformative period in Shawn Nicholas Taylor’s life. As she embarked on her journey to become a Starfleet officer, she encountered a diverse and challenging environment that would shape her into the remarkable individual she would become.

During her time at the Academy, Shawn immersed herself in a rigorous curriculum that blended theoretical knowledge with hands-on training. Her passion for engineering and mechanics guided her academic choices, and she specialized in warp propulsion systems. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, she eagerly delved into complex theories, problem-solving exercises, and practical simulations.

But it wasn’t just her academic pursuits that defined Shawn’s experience at the Academy. It was the relationships she forged and the lessons she learned outside the classroom that would leave a lasting impact. Interacting with cadets from diverse backgrounds and cultures, she gained a broader perspective of the galaxy and the importance of embracing differences.

Shawn’s leadership skills emerged early on as she took on various roles within extracurricular activities and student organizations. Her ability to motivate and inspire others became evident as she led teams in engineering projects and collaborative initiatives. Shawn’s natural charisma and genuine interest in the success of her peers made her a respected and beloved figure among her fellow cadets.

However, behind her outward successes, Shawn grappled with a profound internal struggle. Gender dysphoria weighed heavily on her, creating a dissonance between her assigned gender and her true identity. Fearful of the consequences and the potential discrimination she might face, she chose to keep her struggles hidden, even from her closest friends.

As she progressed through the Academy, Shawn found solace in the vast archives of the campus library. She immersed herself in the works of renowned scientists, engineers, and explorers, seeking inspiration and guidance. These intellectual pursuits not only fueled her passion for her chosen field but also provided an escape from the turmoil within.

The USS Wetmore:

Upon graduating from Starfleet Academy in 2399, Shawn Taylor was assigned to the USS Wetmore, a Galaxy-class starship. Taylor, participated in two notable events that highlighted her engineering prowess and commitment to Starfleet’s mission. These events, known as the “Nebula Research Mission” and the “First Contact with the Zaranians,” showcased her exceptional skills and contributions to the starship’s endeavors.

In the first event, the Nebula Research Mission, the Wetmore was tasked with exploring a dense and volatile nebula to gather vital scientific data. Facing hazardous conditions, the crew relied on Sara’s expertise as an engineer to ensure the starship’s systems remained operational. With her remarkable problem-solving abilities, Sara fine-tuned the ship’s sensor array and implemented innovative solutions to enhance maneuverability within the nebula. However, a power surge caused by electromagnetic disturbances jeopardized the mission. Demonstrating composure under pressure, Sara swiftly organized a team of engineers to diagnose and repair the damage. Her resourcefulness and technical proficiency led to the successful restoration of essential systems, rescuing the mission from potential disaster.

The second event, the First Contact with the Zaranians, showcased Sara’s diplomatic skills and cultural sensitivity. As a member of the team responsible for establishing communication with the newly discovered Zaranian species, Sara played a pivotal role in fostering mutual understanding. Her meticulous preparations, including studying the Zaranian culture and language, allowed for effective communication during the initial contact meeting. When the Zaranians expressed interest in collaborating on warp propulsion advancements, Sara tactfully balanced their expectations with the ethical considerations of technology sharing. Through thoughtful dialogue and diplomatic negotiation, she promoted the idea of cooperative research, ensuring responsible technology sharing while maintaining Starfleet’s principles. Sara’s contributions paved the way for a positive relationship between the Wetmore and the Zaranians, emphasizing her adaptability, cultural understanding, and commitment to diplomacy.

Transition and Fresh Start:

In 2400, Sara experienced a mental breakdown, leading her to confront her gender dysphoria and make the courageous decision to transition and live as a woman. This transformative process was supported by a network of medical professionals, as well as her loving family and understanding friends.

Sara’s mental breakdown served as a turning point in her life, forcing her to confront the internal struggles she had long suppressed. Faced with the weight of her gender dysphoria, she recognized the necessity of embracing her true identity in order to live authentically and find inner peace. This realization propelled her on a path of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

Seeking professional guidance and support, Sara sought the assistance of skilled medical experts specialized in transgender healthcare. These professionals, including gender therapists and endocrinologists, played a pivotal role in Sara’s transition process. They provided her with comprehensive care, counseling, and access to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), allowing her to align her physical appearance with her gender identity.

Throughout her journey, Sara’s family proved to be a source of unwavering support and love. Her parents, siblings, and extended family members embraced her decision to transition and stood by her side throughout the process. Their acceptance and understanding provided Sara with the emotional foundation necessary to navigate the challenges she encountered.

In addition to her family, Sara’s circle of friends played a crucial role in her transition. They provided a safe space for her to express herself authentically and offered unwavering support during times of vulnerability. Sara’s friends demonstrated empathy, acceptance, and an eagerness to educate themselves on transgender issues, ensuring that she felt valued and respected.

The transition process on the USS Wetmore was facilitated by Starfleet’s commitment to inclusivity and support for its officers. The ship’s medical staff worked closely with Sara to ensure her physical and emotional well-being throughout her transition. They provided access to appropriate healthcare services, including hormone therapy and ongoing counseling, to ensure her journey was as smooth as possible.

Sara’s decision to transition also served as an opportunity for education and awareness within Starfleet. The crew of the Wetmore engaged in diversity training and workshops to foster understanding and acceptance of transgender identities. Through open dialogue and shared experiences, they embraced the importance of inclusivity and worked towards creating an environment that valued and respected all individuals.

The combination of medical professionals, a supportive family, and understanding friends allowed Sara Nicole Taylor to navigate her transition with grace and resilience. Her journey serves as a testament to the power of self-discovery and the transformative potential of embracing one’s true identity. As she transitioned to living as a woman, Sara’s personal growth and strength of character became an inspiration to those around her, demonstrating the values of empathy, acceptance, and self-empowerment within the context of Starfleet’s diverse community.

The USS Valhalla:

In 2401, Ensign Sara Taylor joined the USS Valhalla as an assistant chief engineer. The Valhalla was renowned for its cutting-edge technology, and its mission focused on exploring uncharted territories and forging diplomatic relations with alien civilizations. Joining a crew that valued inclusivity and diversity, Sara found herself in a supportive environment that allowed her to flourish both personally and professionally.

Sara’s engineering expertise and natural leadership skills quickly earned her recognition among her colleagues. Her commitment to excellence and innovative problem-solving made her a valuable asset to the engineering team. Additionally, her openness about her transition inspired others aboard the Valhalla to embrace their true identities and fostered a sense of unity and acceptance among the crew.

Throughout her time on the Valhalla, Sara continued to grow and evolve as an engineer and a person. Her dedication to her work, combined with her unwavering determination, propelled her to contribute significantly to the ship’s missions. Whether it was repairing critical systems during intense battles or finding creative solutions to unexpected technical malfunctions, Sara’s skill and resolve earned her the respect and admiration of her peers.

Beyond her professional achievements, Sara actively participated in counseling and support groups, providing guidance and assistance to fellow crew members dealing with various challenges. Her journey of self-discovery and resilience made her a source of inspiration and hope for those facing their own struggles.

Personal Life and Interests:

Outside of her duties on the Valhalla, Sara Taylor enjoys exploring new worlds, studying alien cultures, and pursuing her passion for astrophysics. She finds solace in the vastness of space and draws inspiration from the diversity of life found throughout the galaxy.

Sara also actively engages in advocacy work within Starfleet, promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion. She has spoken at numerous conferences and events, sharing her personal story and highlighting the importance of acceptance and understanding in creating a harmonious society.

Legacy and Impact:

Ensign Sara Nicole Taylor’s journey serves as a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the capacity for personal growth and resilience. Her bravery in confronting her gender dysphoria and transitioning has inspired many within and outside of Starfleet. By sharing her story and promoting inclusivity, Sara has helped foster an environment where all individuals can thrive and be their authentic selves.

Sara’s contributions to the field of engineering and her unwavering dedication to Starfleet’s mission have earned her numerous accolades and commendations. Her expertise and leadership continue to shape the future of Starfleet’s engineering practices, leaving a lasting impact on generations to come.

As she continues her service aboard the USS Valhalla, Ensign Sara Nicole Taylor remains a symbol of courage, hope, and progress. Her unwavering commitment to her principles and her ability to overcome adversity make her a beacon of inspiration for all who strive to create a better future.

Works Cited:

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  • Bio written with the assistance of ChatGPT

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2395 - 2396 Cadet Starfeet Academy
Cadet Freshman Grade
2396 - 2397 Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Sophomore Grade
2397 - 2398 Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Junior Grade
2398 - 2399 Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Senior Grade
2399 - 2401 Engineer USS Wetmore
2401 - Present Assistant Chief Engineer USS Valhalla