Lieutenant Raksha Chandra

Name Raksha Chandra

Position Chief Engineering Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Stats

  • 5 Mission Posts
  • 1 Personal Logs

Last Post

Thu Dec 14th, 2017 @ 1:55pm

Personal Data

Nickname N/A
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 28
Height 5'3"
Weight 129lbs

Physical Appearance

Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description At first, it should be noted that there is no particular traits of great exception in Raksha’s appearance. She bares no scares no blemishes of note but also does not appear to possess a particularly fine complexion either.

She is neither singularly beautiful nor noticeably hard on the eye. Her medium-length hair, parted on the left side, sits comfortably around her face and can appear to have great volume, though it is often seen to be quite unkempt at times too.

Her dark, chocolate brown eyes are arguably her most noticeable feature, being large and bright and a great conveyor of her emotions and mental state.

She speaks with an educated tone, indicative of her British education though with slight Indian annunciations and inflections upon her words.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Vivek Chandra – A scientist specializing in transporter and replication technologies.
Mother Hassana Chandra – An electrical engineer.
Brother(s) Abdul Chandra – A politician working at the Federation Council.
Sister(s) None
Other Family None of note.

Personality & Traits

General Overview A loud and rather anxious woman by nature, Raksha is known for her loud, authoritative tones when shouting orders from across the Main Engineering bay. For a woman of her height and stature, she can be rather imposing when the situation calls for it.

She can normally be found with a mug of Lapsang Souchong tea by her side, a drink that has often been left to go cold due to her becoming engrossed in her work.

Indeed, there have been times where there were so many mugs left lying around, other officers have used them to build towers or rudimentary tables to place equipment that was being worked on.

Though a member of Starfleet and someone who believes very strongly in their ideals and goals within the galaxy, Raksha is known to hold certain, slight prejudices against particular alien species, most notably the Romulans, whom she has had dealings with in the past.

Despite her frantic nature, Chandra is an efficient worker who can yield results in even the most trying of circumstances. An engineering section under her command has been described as ‘controlled chaos’.
Strengths & Weaknesses STRENGTHS:

Energetic: Raksha is known for her frantic energy when working. She seldom walks anywhere and can often be seen sprinting from station to station. She works incredibly quickly and surprisingly efficiently in difficult circumstances.

Charismatic: Whether it is her quick wit and dry humor or her bold and imposing demeanor that is brought to bear, Raksha Chandra is certainly a strong presence regardless. She commands attention with ease and is seldom ever a quiet voice in any meeting.

WEAKNESSES:

Prejudice: Raksha is known to harbor slight prejudicial views with regards to certain alien races, particularly the Romulans. This extends also to Cardassians, Benzites, Pakleds, and Vulcans. Though she never allows her opinions or attitudes to stand in the way of her work, it can sometimes make relations with certain species somewhat strained.

Frantic: Both a blessing and a curse, Raksha’s chaotic nature can often lead to disarray and sometimes even mistakes in high-pressure situations. She is known to become increasingly difficult to communicate with when she is working under duress and can become short, ornery, and even aggressive in stressful situations. It is often advised to simply let her ‘get on with it’ in such situations.
Ambitions Raksha’s hopes and dreams are somewhat simple. She wishes to continue serving Starfleet to the best of her abilities and is willing to adapt to any situation thrown her way. She has flirted with the idea of training in a Command position, but is not too worried if such an opportunity never comes her way.
Her greatest hope is simply to command a team that she has full faith and trust in, a team that she knows will get the job done without her interference.
Hobbies & Interests Raksha is a great lover of music, particularly classical, and is a proficient and talented cello player. It has been said that she can be seen at her most relaxed when playing said instrument and has frequently joined her fellow crewmates in performing in quartets and even small chamber orchestras.

In addition, she is a great lover of music from different cultures, particularly Earth’s own historically cultural music.

As an often-neglected hobby, Raksha has designed and worked on different electronic instruments with varying levels of success. She did however once accidentally create a device that emits a frequency that is unpleasant for Cardassian voles and is thus useful in flushing them out from hidden spaces.

Though she is atheist, Raksha respects the more ‘traditional’ Islamic-based lifestyle of her family and is tea-total.

Pre-Starfleet

History Born and raised in Calcutta, India, Raksha Chandra is the younger of two children by Vivek and Hassana Chandra. She enjoyed a rather modest lifestyle as a young child and would commonly play in the streets with the other local children. She was also a great lover of video games and would often vanish for days at a time round her friends’ houses, playing with them.

Her parents had met at a tech conference in Beijing and are both renowned engineers and scientists in their respective fields. In addition to being married, Vivek and Hassana are also colleagues and regularly work together on experimental transporter systems.

Raksha quickly became interested in her parents work at a young age and both were more than happy to teach her the basics of modern engineering.

Her first and greatest memory as an engineer was programming her father’s experimental replicator to produce chocolate-flavored broccoli.

Raksha and her family moved to Brighton, England when she was 10. There, she spent her teenage years and was educated in physics and technical engineering.

At the age 17, she enrolled at Starfleet Academy as an engineering student.

Starfleet Service

Commanding Officer's Review N/A

Awards

Commendations N/A
Ribbons (Row 1) N/A
Ribbons (Row 2) N/A