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Lieutenant Canaan Serine
Name Canaan Jean Serine
Position Chief Science Officer
|Physical Description||Canaan stands at the height of 190.5 centimeters and sports a lean build, weighing in at 67.6 kilograms. Canaan's stark-white hair and pale skin are a result of a rare form of albinism. There are a smattering of freckles over the bridge of his nose, and Canaan's eyes are a beautiful aquamarine. When not in uniform, Canaan adorns civilian attire of a practical nature, preferring high-quality clothing of a durable build that offers comfort as well as functionality. He favors fabrics with muted colors, usually earth tones, and few embellishments. Although stylistically pure, Canaan pairs his clothing with accessories that are, as well, simple in nature, yet complementary to the attire. Canaan's nose is pierced with a tasteful gold hoop, aligning the curve of his left nostril. Additionally, he has coupled surface piercings which angle the defined iliac furrow of his pelvis, near either hip bone. Aside from these adornments, Canaan has no body art or distinguishing marks.|
|Mother||Matilida Benoit (nee)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Canaan is pleasant, articulate, and compassionate while being detail and task-oriented. Occasionally prone to sarcasm and cynicism, he is an idealist with strong moral convictions about right and wrong and remains courageous about these ideals. Among which are the sanctity of life, galactic peace, universal education, elimination of poverty, and the unifying principles of the Federation. His behavior and mannerisms are affable and socially relevant. Canaan places a high premium on good manners and does his best to avoid confrontation. Surprising to many, he has an inherent need to be liked by others and seeks recognition of his efforts and accomplishments.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Idealistic and free-spirited, Canaan is uninhibited, outgoing, and personable. He has a disarming sense of humor, which helps to make fast friends. Canaan is patient and empathetic, striving to remain courteous, both in speech and action, preferring first and foremost to listen. He isn't easily frustrated, choosing to focus those energies on assessing the situation to offer the best solution.
Loyal to a fault, sometimes at the cost of his well being, Canaan will invest himself in the care of those he loves. It's easy for others to take advantage of this kindness, leaving him vulnerable to others' ill-intentions. Canaan is quick to shut others out when he perceives a line has been crossed and will hold a grudge for some time. He doesn't always think before speaking, his playful sarcasm often misinterpreted for condescension. He can be quick to apologize, even when he's not at fault.
|Hobbies & Interests||Canaan has a keen appreciation for the arts, yet prefers photography and watercolor above all other media and is honing a developing appreciation for music. He enjoys several literary interests and journals regularly. An avid outdoorsman, Canaan likes swimming, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, skiing (downhill and cross country), snowshoeing, camping (all seasons), backpacking, fly-fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. Canaan enjoys hobbies requiring an above-average amount of physical activity such as water polo, field hockey, and soccer. He will engage in these activities on a social level yet enjoys those of solitude, as well. He enjoys a quiet game of cribbage or solitaire and participates in a daily exercise program to stay in shape. Canaan enjoys the company of friends and family and has been known to sneak a drink during social or special occasions.|
|Personal History||The only child of parents Matilda Benoit (née) and Gregory Serine, Canaan was born on Earth in 2366 and raised in the north woods of Maine, near the Moosehead Lake region. Matilda and Gregory where were employed with the department of inland fisheries and wildlife as a veterinary pathologist and ecologist, respectively.
From an early age, Canaan joined Matilda and Gregory on their expeditions, learning about nature in a practical, hands-on methodology. It was during these excursions when Canaan derived a genuine fondness for exploration and discovery while learning to appreciate the natural order of things.
Although proficient in other subjects, Canaan excelled in the sciences, especially natural and environmental sciences, as well as biology. His grades were of such a caliber as to warrant an invitation to attend college-level courses through the University of New England. It was during this time when Canaan applied and qualified to attend the Starfleet Academy Preparatory School in Paris, France.
While attending school, Canaan endured a grueling schedule of academic coursework, drilling, practical education, and physical training—all of which was intended to prepare him for Starfleet Academy. Canaan thrived in the schools’ relentlessly demanding environment and exceedingly high expectations while coming to respect the strict regiment imposed.
Upon graduating from prep-school, Canaan advanced to Starfleet Academy.
Canaan’s first post-academy assignment was a two-year tour of duty aboard the USS Gemini, where he served as a junior officer in the science departments’ biology division. Experimental and research projects consumed much of his time, as did several scientific expeditions, leading to his co-authoring numerous papers, a few of which published in professional journals.
Although the majority of this assignment was purely academic, Canaan was a member of the first landing party to conduct the initial planetary survey of Arach-VI.
Canaan's contributions to this mission resulted in a promotion and invitation to join a long-term expedition to the planet.
Canaan applied for the assignment, offering written recommendations from his division leader, the Gemini’s chief science officer, and their executive officer. Canaan’s subsequent participation in three different interview sessions resulted in his appointment to the expedition as the team leader.
In 2389, Canaan was among a team of seven assigned to the phase one scientific survey of Arach-VI. As the expedition leader, Canaan was instrumental in selecting a team comprised of some of the fleets’ most-gifted junior scientists from several different fields of study.
Phase one was a response to the initial planet-wide survey conducted by the Gemini and involved the comprehensive study of the planets’ natural ecosystem. Assigned to the expedition in support of their research was the Danube-class runabout Penobscot, as well as a planet-side emplacement.
Arach-VI proved to be an invitingly hospitable planet. Like his counterparts, Canaan relished the overall experience, finding it enriching. Although there were moments of hardship, the four-year period was an overall pleasant experience. Dedicated, the team diligently stayed on task to meet established deadlines.
Canaan enjoyed the work, especially in his newfound role as a leader. He delighted in cultivating the knowledge and experience of the other team members, finding it incredibly fulfilling to help them to succeed.
After the four-year study, Starfleet Command reviewed the team’s findings and determined the planet ideal for future colonization and subsequently approved phase two. The team was happy, several of its members remaining with the study during its next period. Canaan considered staying on with the expedition, yet ultimately decided on a change of pace and put in for reassignment.
In 2393, Canaan received the Starfleet Extended Tour Ribbon for his dedicated service and proven leadership capabilities during the prior assignment before reporting onboard the USS Poseidon as the starships science officer.
Important Note: Life on Arach VI may not have been as idyllic for the expedition members as previously thought. Canaan copes with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to a series of unknown events that occurred during his four-year assignment as expedition leader. Although the causes remain a mystery, he's slowly opening up to Commodore Gregory Paladin and Lieutenant Kanaka Shakura. Only time will tell if Canaan will reveal what truly happened on Arach VI.
|Service Record||2379: Attended Starfleet Preparatory School, Paris France
2383: Admitted to Starfleet Academy
2385: Passed field medic training & survivalist training
2387: Graduated Starfleet Academy
2387: Promoted to Ensign
2387: Assigned to USS Gemini
2389: Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
2389: Assigned to Expedition Leader, Arach-VI
2393: Assigned to USS Poseidon