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Dr. Astrid Gray

Human Cisgender Woman

(she/her/hers)

Character Information

Rank & Address

Commander Gray

Assignment

Counsellor
USS Hathaway

Nickname

Squidge

Born

Astrid Janice Gray

22 November 2341

Bridgeport, California, Earth

Summary

A hardened veteran officer who takes no crap, no fools and no prisoners, ‘Squidge’ has seen it all and replicated the tee-shirt. Her skills as a doctor honed in the dominion war and beyond, she turned to Mental-Health in the aftermath to help those who made it through and has made that her speciality. Moving towards the end of her career Squidge, whose real name is Astrid, is looking for more interesting times from what will probably be her final posting.

Appearance

Height: 5’7″/170cm

Weight: 145lbs/66Kg

Squidge has short grey hair, fair skin and dark blue eyes which can sometimes get a little lost in dark eyeliner and mascara. Her face shows the lines of her age and of many smiles. She has a beaming smile which is seen often and illuminates her features. She’s still fit, but certainly isn’t as toned or youthful as many around her. She has the habit of wearing glasses when reading text or focussing on close-up things and has eschewed technological intervention for her eyesight, thus far. When off-duty she usually wears plain trousers over chunky dark lace-up boots, a tee or a shirt and a bomber jacket. More formal affairs might warrant smart black pants and a coloured jacket.

Personality

Squidge is generally jovial and likable in a slightly gruff sort of way. She’s not one to mince words or hold hands, she’ll give it to people straight whether they like it or not. There’s more than a hint of Sergeant-Major about her which leads to the meek being afraid of her, but without good reason. She’s far from a bully and far from rude or unhelpful, she just likes people to be honest. She’s only too happy to help, but for her to help people need to want to help themselves.

Squidge gives off a sense of confidence but also has an oddly uplifting presence. She can make people feel special, seen and interesting. She’s kind at heart, warm and loyal and free of pretence or affectation. Squidge has the habit of offering some rather off-kilter greetings and random compliments, especially when passing in the corridor. Eccentric is a word that could be justifiably thrown her way.

History

Squidge was born Astrid Janice Healey in 2341 on a ranch near Bridgeport in California . Her first medical leanings were towards Veterinary Science, spurred on by her family who owned a ranch and intended for her to live and help the family business. But once she started medical school at age nineteen Astrid realised she’d rather help people than animals. Astrid switched to a medical career, doing premed at Berkeley before being accepted to Starfleet Medical in 2364 and graduating in 2368.

2373 and the start of the Dominion war saw Astrid as a full Lieutenant and a medical officer aboard the Excelsior-class U.S.S. Repulse. It was there she met her Husband, Harold Gray in 2369. In 2374 with the war going badly and the Romulans not yet allies the Repulse suffered major damage and casualties, including Harold. Astrid did her best to help, saving more than a few crew but couldn’t save her new Husband. During this time Astrid was struck by the affect on her and her friends’ mental health as loved ones, acquaintances and academy fellows from ships current and past were killed or severely injured. In 2375 with the war over Astrid requested and was granted a move to Counselling, retraining on Earth and qualifying as a Starfleet Counsellor in 2376. She was stationed on Earth for a good-while but in 2380 with the immediate aftermath of the War behind them Astrid was reassigned back to Starships. It was on the first of these, the U.S.S. Hutton where she earned the nickname ‘Squidge’ for uttering the phrase “I don’t shrink your head, I kinda squidge it, slightly.” Rising slowly through the ranks and completing her Bridge Officer’s test in 2395 Squidge has now reached the apogee of her career and requested one last transfer to an exploration ship before her retirement.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2364 - 2365 Cadet Starfleet Medical
Cadet Freshman Grade
2365 - 2366 Cadet Starfleet Medical
Cadet Sophomore Grade
2366 - 2367 Cadet Starfleet Medical
Cadet Junior Grade
2367 - 2368 Cadet Starfleet Medical
Cadet Senior Grade
2368 - 2371 Junior Medical Officer U.S.S. Repulse
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2371 - 2374 Medical Officer U.S.S. Repulse
Lieutenant
2374 - 2375 Medical Officer U.S.S. Manticore
Lieutenant
2375 - 2376 Counselling trainee Starfleet Medical
Lieutenant
2376 - 2380 Counsellor Starfleet Medical
Lieutenant
2380 - 2384 Counsellor U.S.S. Hutton
Lieutenant
2384 - 2391 Counsellor U.S.S. Hutton
Lieutenant Commander
2391 - 2395 Counsellor U.S.S. Io
Lieutenant Commander
2395 - 2401 Counsellor U.S.S. Io
Commander