Hey there, Samana here along with my bio. Enjoy. I'm sure it's missing something, but someone will point that out and I can fix it in the distant future! -Samantha Biography for Lieutenant Samantha Elaine Mason Name: Samantha Elaine Mason Rank: Lieutenant Station: Banshee, Chief Engineering Officer Gender: Female Age: 30 Character Description Hair: Blonde, flowing, straight, the ends are curled, hair falls to a little below her shoulders. Eyes: Gray Face: Oval, rounded chin, high cheek bones, large eyes, danty nose Height: 5 ft. 10in. Birth Place: London, England Date of Birth: December 24, 23XX Hobbies: Tennis, Holodeck novels, tinkering, Pets: Artemis the 3rd Instrument: Flute, Violin, Lute, Piano (somewhat) Nicknames: Sammie, Sam, Sparkie Favorites Possessions: Great Great Grandfather's Royal Airforce flight jacket, a musket and bayonet (from the British Imperialist days), a model ship in a bottle her grandfather crafted for her 15th Birthday Food: BBQ'ed Anything, Fish and Chips, Chinese, Pizza Holodeck Novels: Jane Austen, Novels: Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, Raymond Carver (short fiction), Sir Authur Conan Doyle, Fydor Dostoevsky Passtime: Cricket, Soccer, Racketball, Sailing, Ballroom Dancing, Renaissance Fairs, watching plays/musicals/operas Music: Classical, Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, Mozart's Brandenburg Concertos, Flute Music, Chopin - whatever soothes her after a day of work Dislikes Nickname: Sparkie Medical Background Samantha has sustained a few broken bones in her youth. She played everything from softball to skateboarding on the London streets. She's broken her arm climbing a tree to save her kitten, Artemis. She's crashed her bicycle racing it down a country hillside (and hitting a rock embedded into the ground). Psychological Samantha doesn't fall into the stereotypical personality of an engineer. On the job she acts as professional as she can, but on her own, she's quite outgoing and seeks to have fun. She's the eldest of her three sisters and always lead the way to getting herself, Victoria, and Elizabeth into trouble. As a dedicated Starfleet Engineer, she's mellowed out slightly not causing as much trouble as she did her youth. Family Mother: Evelyn Mason Father: Oliver Jacob Mason Sisters: Victoria and Elizabeth Mason Wealth: Upper Class Education Oxford University (1 year) Major: Intergalactic Relations Starfleet Academy (4 years) Major: Starship Engineering Organizations: Woman's Engineering Association, Holodeck Gamer's Association Languages: English, German, Latin History Childhood Samantha was born on December 24, 23XX and she is the eldest of the three Mason girls - Samantha, Victoria, Elizabeth (in that order). The three girls spent their childhood traveling from Federation colony to colony, to allied Federation planets, and even beyond the Federation to the Klingon Empire, Allarian Republic, and Rhiannsu Empire. Oliver Jacob Mason wanted to keep his family together as much as he could in his travels around the galaxy. Samantha's mother, Evelyn, became a housewife mainly concerning herself with educating her daughters and making sure that they grew up living a balanced and fulfilling childhood. Evelyn stressed a great importance in living a happy life and made every necessary move to make sure that her daughters had every opportunity. From starship to ship Evelyn served as a school teacher onboard and prepared activities for younger children and in this way encouraged her daughters to make friends with the other children. As the years passed, Evelyn made sure that those relationships never faded having Samantha and her sisters record video messages and sending them off to their friends - no matter where they were in the galaxy. On another level, Evelyn also encouraged her husband to make a more permanent home, using a diplomatic yacht that could attach or dock with the other Federation starships - that way, the girls could have a constant home and still travel the stars. Being cooped up and traveling from star system to star system made Samantha very ornery and as a young child she would cause havoc for her mother despite her mother's best efforts to keep the family happy. Samantha, Victoria, and Elizabeth often fought with one another over toys and during games they played. Also, during this time, Samantha began to show her interests in mathematics as she excelled above her mother's knowledge of the subject. As they traveled, Samantha's father, arranged to have professors teach her mathematics and science. As the Masons traveled the stars, Samantha's mother did her best to keep her excited in the mathematics and sciences by trying simple experiments and allowing her to attend subspace broadcasted lectures. Meanwhile, Evelyn gave all her girls a more formal education in literature, composition, art, and music. Samantha learned both the flute and violin. Meanwhile, Samantha's sisters were also given the opportunity to meet with people of importance and to learn from some of the masters around the galaxy, as young children. Victoria followed her father to informal meetings with diplomats and states people. Amongst the famous people Victoria was able to meet includes Ambassador Spock - Oliver had met with him to discuss details on a possible Romulan and Vulcan reunification. Elizabeth and Elizabeth were more interested in sports and music and Evelyn took both girls to operas, orchestras, musicals, sporting events, and the Olympics on one occasion. When Samantha was ten years old, she and her sisters had begun to put aside their differences - by then they had witnessed a great deal of the galaxy and their father had told them stories from his diplomatic missions, subtly teaching his daughters the importance of having healthy relationships whether it be between two people or two nations. When Samantha reached the age of fourteen, the Masons once again settled down in the outskirts of London in their estate in the countryside. Oliver worked at the Senate Building. Evelyn continued as a housewife and sought to the girl's education and activities. College Once Samantha graduated from High School she began her education at Oxford University in Intergalactic Relationships, but never having the invested interest, she found herself skipping classes, ignoring her homework and arguing with her parents. Oliver had nudged her toward the subject, but eventually Evelyn backed him away from controlling Samantha's Education. Samantha chose to go into Starfleet Academy - the Federation school would compromise between both her father and mother's wishes. She could learn the rudiments of diplomacy and etiquette in Starfleet as well as pursue her own course of study. Samantha entered into the sciences and found herself leaning toward Engineering. USS Winsor - 1 year After Samantha graduated she served as an assistant engineer on the USS Winsor, a science vessel that worked within a close radius of the Sol System. Her tour of duty on the Winsor brought Samantha to Alpha Centuri where her superb engineering work on the solar station orbiting the star brought her a quick promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade. USS Lao Tzu Samantha moved onto the USS Lao Tzu a science vessel serving in Wolf 359. They were a government research ship sent out to study the remains of the Wolf 359 encounter that happened several years ago to ascertain more weaknesses in Federation starship design and in Borg technology. Here Samantha served apart of an engineering think-tank and research group and helped come up with several new designs for starships. Included in this work were Prometheus II specifications, Defiant version 3, and a Valor class stealth fighter. Her work on the Lao Tzu placed her on a Starfleet starship design team. Her job is to go out and investigate starship integrity and weaknesses and strengths of the current starships. In total Samantha's visited a variety of Starships and starbases all around Federation space. She was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. USS Banshee The USS Banshee is Samantha's first assignment as a Chief of Engineering Officer, but currently she is temporarily assigned to the Banshee.