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Commander Yvanka Dravex

Name Yvanka Dravex

Position Director of Sciences

Rank Commander

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Betazoid
Age 30

Physical Appearance

Height 5'5"
Weight 130 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black

Personality & Traits

General Overview Yvanka is a calm natured Betazoid woman who loves her family and her work. She is one of the few officers who has been able to successfully combine science with engineering and that makes her proud of herself. Yvanka is a capable and smart officer who is also ambitious in getting her Doctorate and her own command one day. Along with yearning for these two things she also wants to come up with her own starship design that furthers the exploration initiative of the Federation.

Personal History Yvanka Dravex in the city of Rixx on Betazed in 2358 as the youngest daughter of Teexa and Icran Dravex. Her father Icran was a well-known civilian engineer and worked closely on the defensive grid for the planet. He also did a lot of research and further development of the defense network until Yvanka was two years old at which time the family moved to New Orleans after her father was offered a job at Utopia Planitia Shipyard.

They remained on Earth together as a family until 2373 when the Dominion War broke out and concerns about some of the planetary defensive systems were called into question. Icran left the family behind and began going planet to planet in order to oversee improvements. He was on Betazed when the Dominion invaded and he was killed. Two years after his death and one year after the war had ended Yvanka decided to join Starfleet.

She left for the Academy in 2376 while her family remained in New Orleans specializing in weapons and defensive systems as an engineer. That lasted for the first two years before she decided that engineering was not for her. So in 2378 she switched to Science with the intention of researching improvements in the science systems on board vessels with a minor in biology. In 2382 she finally completed the Academy and was assigned to Utopia Planitia shipyards as an Ensign.

Her work often took her away from the station in orbit around Mars where she would spend months on vessels undergoing their trials and systems tests. Her ability to analyze a problem and resolve it quickly on several occassions led to her promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade in 2383. That same year she began working towards her Masters in biology and a second minor in stellar phenomena. She completed it in 2385.

In 2385 while analyzing a problem with the stellar cartography equipment on board the USS Hermes the vessel was hit by an ion storm. The ship then began to drift towards a binary star as Yvanka worked against the clock with her small team to save the ship and crew. Her skills in engineering came in handy and was able to help get the vessel operational enough to free themselves from the gravitational pull of the stars.

The following year she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned as the ship's Chief Science Officer. Her career continued on the fast track over the next three years when she turned her attention towards command. In 2389 she was offered the position of Chief Science Officer on board the USS Onnar along with the position of Second Officer. She accepted it and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Immediate Family

Extended Family

Father Icran (Deceased)
Mother Teexa
Siblings Jaharo

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