Lieutenant Commander Maya
Gender: Female
Race: Shillian
Age: 30 Terran Years
Date of Birth: (2404) SB:04120.0
Place of Birth: What use to be known as SHILLIA PRIME
The planet was destroyed in a natural cataclysm
* General: Appears as a fragile humanoid woman with Trill-like spots on the side of her face, neck and back. Because of these, she is often mistaken for a Trill, an error she is more than willing to accept without any fuss not wanting to discuss her true origins
* Height: 5'4" / 164 cm
* Weight: 116 lbs / 52.5 kg
* Eyes: Variable
* Hair: Shoulder length, brown
* Academy Major: Science (Exobiology / Xenobiology)
* Academy Minor: Science (Archaeology / Anthropology)

Additional Training:
* Studied Animal Sciences as a pastime 

Family Information:
* Father: Sonah, deceased
* Mother: Myla, deceased

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Extended Family:
* None 

Personal Information:
Favourite Drink: Water
Preferred Food: Chocolate Cheese Cake
Hobbies & Interests: Exobiology, Zoology
Goals: To increase her own personal abilities and skills. 

Awards and Service Ribbons

Commendation Ribbon

Science Ribbon


War of Shadows

Starfleet Cross

Starfleet History:
(24)22005.1 - Entered Starfleet Academy
(24)25332.1 - Graduated Starfleet Academy
(24)26022.1 - Entered Senior Officer Training
(24)26115.1 - Completed Senior Officer Training & promoted to Ensign
(24)26115.1 - Assigned to USS AVALON as aCSciO
(24)27187.1 - Promoted to the position of CSciO
(24)27187.1 - Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade
(24)27187.1 - Awarded Commendation Ribbon
(24)28300.1 - Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
(24)28074.1 - Awarded Science Ribbon for exemplary work in the field of Science
(24)29137.1 - Reassigned off USS AVALON
(24)29141.1 - Awarded the Starfleet Cross
(24)29146.1 - Assigned to the USS ANUBIS as Chief Science Officer
(24)29319.1 - Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander
(24)34295.1 - Awarded War of Shadows Ribbon

Personal History:
Last surviving member of her race, or so she believes, her father who insisted she board a Federation vessel that had come to investigate the system's demise unaware of it containing a hidden underground civilization saved her.

During the years preceding the calamity that befell their world, Sonah taught his daughter the skill unique to their people, that of cellular transformation. This skill allowed the members of this now extinct race to take on the form of other biological creatures such as animals and even other people. Forced to act quickly due to the impending doom that he knew was coming, Sonah was only able to cover the basics of this unique skill, limiting Maya to only the forms of animals she had thoroughly studied. Without a world, or even a people, to call her own, Maya decided to join Starfleet with the hopes of maybe one day discovering other members of her race that had been fortunate enough to find a way to escape their doomed world.

The cellular transformation is a rapid skill that unfortunately possesses some drastic drawbacks. The most important of these is that the newly acquired form can only be kept for a maximum of 15 minutes. Failure to return to her natural form within that time would result in Maya's death. Another drawback is that Maya gains all of the creature's weaknesses and limitations when taking on their form. Also, due to the physical and mental demands of such transformation, Maya finds herself extremely weak and disoriented for several minutes following her return to her natural form.

Because of the limited time her father had to teach her this skill, the number of forms available to her is somewhat restricted. She is able to take on the form of the following creatures:

* Shillian Night Flyer, a creature resembling a grey coloured giant bat with a wingspan of almost a meter. Like normal bats, the Shillian Night Flyer, also called a "Djaro" navigates using natural sonar.
* Shillian Tree Dweller, a creature resembling a small monkey. Its very long tail allows it to grab on to distant branches in order to avoid predators. A creature of the night, the Shillian Tree Dweller, also called "Trusa" possesses eyes that are extremely sensitive to light.
* Shillian Night Howler, also known as a "Gralo" a creature resembling a muscular wolf. Its long, shaggy fur gives it a natural protection against extreme cold temperatures while the small horns down its back make it look more ferocious than its true nature.

Sonah had concentrated his efforts on these creatures in the hopes that these forms would allow his only daughter to better survive in the wilderness, still very strongly believing that he would find a way to save her form the catastrophe that was about to destroy their world.

During her two years on EARTH and the following four years at Starfleet Academy, Maya took the time to study in depth local fauna in order to maybe add them to her short list of transformation possibilities. Because of the amount of time required for her to master a new form, Maya was only able to master the forms of two EARTH creatures.

* An eagle, a majestic creature able to soar amongst the clouds and possessing an acute visual perception.
* A cat, a relatively small, agile and rapid creature, this form has allowed Maya to pass unnoticed through corridors especially when she found herself late to return to her room before curfew.

Maya hopes to one day be able to add an aquatic creature to her list, but before this can be accomplished she would need to conquer one major obstacle that stands in her way. Her own personal terror of the clear liquid that particular creature would require to survive.

Played by: Jessica Solarik 

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