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Ensign Brennyn Scott

Name Brennyn Mackenzie Scott M.D.

Position Counselor

Rank Ensign


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 28

Physical Appearance

Height 5'6"
Weight 115 lbs.
Hair Color Auburn
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description Brennyn is five feet, six inches tall and weighs one hundred and twenty pounds. She has auburn hair, which can vary in length depending on her preference at the time, and deep hazel eyes. She prefers dance to keep in shape to most other kinds of exercise, but has been known to jog on occasion to clear her head. Though shy at times, her smile is her trademark, and can be seen in times of crisis or times of peace.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Robert Scott (deceased)
Mother Jackelyn Scott (deceased)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

General Overview Brennyn is an outgoing woman who has no problem speaking her mind when it comes to protecting the people and ideals she cares about. She is completely devoted to her work as a medical and mental health professional, sometimes placing those obligations above her role as a Starfleet Officer, often to the chagrin of those at Starfleet Command.

She knows when it comes to being in Starfleet she has a lot to learn, but scoffs at being labeled inexperienced, as she prides herself on learning as much as she can about the unknown even if she does not have all the space experience of her peers. As someone who spent the majority of her life in the civilian political arena, she knows all about bureaucracy and doesn’t suffer it gladly, most of the time preferring to use common sense that is sometimes at odds with the expectations of what it means to be a Starfleet Officer.

Bree likes to use quick wit and sarcasm to put people at ease, and although she believes in informality as much as possible because it leads to more open and honest communication, she is still a bit guarded when it comes to developing close emotional ties. Brennyn is cool under pressure and has come into her own after all she’s experienced, but she has not quite learned to appreciate the inner strength she possesses, taking each challenge as it comes and developing confidence as a consequence of refusing to back down from a challenge.




Strengths & Weaknesses Brennyn knows how to relate to a variety of people, regardless of their station in life. She also has a passion for her work that transcends her place in Starfleet, which helps her to keep her objectivity, even when what's right goes against Starfleet's best interests. She prefers to collaborate with others on tasks whenever possible, but she is not afraid to be left to her own devices, as that was a common experience for her during her childhood. She is a passionate advocate for survivors of trauma and specifically violent crime, and she feels a certain obligation to help judges and juries understand how to consider complex mental health issues in relation to the criminal justice system.

Brennyn has no use for excessive regulation, which has prevented her from winning over certain Starfleet brass. As much as she enjoys working with people and building meaningful relationships with them, she is not a natural extrovert, so at times, she can become reserved if she needs to recharge emotionally or she doesn’t believe she has the right knowledge or experience to contribute meaningfully to a discussion or to a problem-solving effort. Although she works hard to disabuse people of the notion, a part of her is still insecure about what some may consider her “elitist” upbringing. She doesn’t like being stereotyped because of it.

Ambitions Brennyn's greatest ambitions are personal ones. She would love to marry and have a family someday.

Hobbies & Interests Federation law, political science, forensic psychology, choral music and drama

Personal History Born March 26, 2360 to Jackelyn and Robert Scott, two Human Federation Ambassadors assigned to the Galaxy-class U.S.S. Breedlove, Brennyn ("Bree") Mackenzie Scott was never without a Starfleet presence in her life. Unlike most children, Brennyn hated living on a starship because she was frequently left alone while her parents attended to their other responsibilities, sometimes for weeks at a time.

Finding kindred spirits in her fellow classmates, she soon developed a close circle of friends. Unfortunately, Brennyn never quite got used to the comings and goings of her friends, and as a consequence, learned how to be social without investing too much into her friendships. Rather than become withdrawn as some might expect, Bree dealt with her loneliness by becoming outgoing in the extreme. She threw herself into every extra-curricular activity available, including ballet, drama, debate and several academic teams. She did well in school, though she was never quite motivated to live up to what her father thought to be her full potential. Her parents were never too concerned about it, however, and considered their daughter to be the model child.

Although she came from a loving family and lived what most would consider a sheltered, but privileged life, Bree’s relationship with her parents was never quite the open and honest connection she observed in other families. They rarely spoke of their feelings; most of the time relating to each other at times more like friends than family. Bree’s parents valued education and achievement over all else, and she found herself constantly driven by a desire to gain their approval, and by extension, their love. She adopted her parents’ interest in law, politics and literature, and their evening discussions on these topics were a favorite part of Brennyn’s childhood because it was on these rare occasions that her parents became truly passionate about something and connected with her.

When she was ten, they left the Breedlove and retired to Betazed, where both her parents sought political office. Campaigning was a long and difficult process, and it didn’t take long for her to begin to resent being under public scrutiny. She had thought leaving the Breedlove would give them more time to spend as a family, but she soon learned the campaign was even more consuming than her parents’ diplomatic posts. By the time Brennyn was fifteen, both her parents had earned seats on the Betazed Ruling Council, and with this achievement came even more pressure to keep up appearances as the perfect family. With that, came additional pressure for Bree to choose just the right school to continue her education.

In 2377, Bree was accepted a year early to Starfleet Academy, where at the urging of her parents, she decided to pursue a law degree with a minor in diplomacy. Her ultimate goal was to work with the JAG on Betazed. It was to be the best of both worlds; her parents would get the Starfleet Officer they always wanted, and Bree would never have to set foot aboard a starship.

Post war reality changed all of that. News of the increasing tension spread through the Academy daily like wildfire, and although Brennyn came close to hopping on a shuttle and coming home several times, it was her father who always convinced her to stay and focus on her studies. Brennyn always reluctantly agreed, wanting to make her parents proud. When news of their mysterious murders reached her, she was devastated. Now an orphan, Brennyn had reached a crossroads. Her anger over her parents’ deaths was all consuming and it was her desire to get revenge that fueled her to succeed. Nothing was more important to her than becoming an officer and rebuilding what had been taken from her.

Unfortunately, her anger and grief eventually wore her down physically and emotionally, and as soon as she was able to return to Betazed, she took a brief leave of absence to grieve and regroup. Those who had watched Brennyn grow up were comforted by the return of a familiar face, and soon Bree found herself offering comfort and strength to those who had gained hope from her father’s vision.

The brief time she spent on Betazed turned out to be one of the most difficult and yet most influential points in her life. She came to realize the importance of living life to the fullest and of making her own decisions. No longer able to make choices with the benefit or influence of her father, Bree was forced for the first time to make real emotional connections with others, and to her surprise, it was a skill that came naturally to her. After much consideration, Brennyn Mackenzie had taken control of her destiny. She had decided to become a healer.

Several courses behind, but energized now that she had figured out what she wanted to do, Brennyn returned to the Academy to pursue a career in psychiatry, a decision that challenged the previous perception of her peers that Brennyn was a spoiled child of privilege. It was by no means an easy transition and for a time, Bree wondered if she would ever catch up. Brennyn spent the remaining two years at the Academy as the stereotypical outsider, not quite a participant in the camaraderie that had already developed between the other counselor cadets. As before, Brennyn threw herself into as many extra-curricular activities as she could manage.

In 2381, Bree graduated Starfleet Academy with honors and in the top twenty percent of her class. She entered Starfleet Medical that same year, and made up her mind to graduate a semester early so she could complete an internship back on her wounded Betazed as soon as possible. She chose to specialize in counseling trauma survivors, an area she knew would be essential for a counselor working in a post war reality. Brennyn truly came into her own at Starfleet Medical, now for the first time on equal footing with her fellow officers and finally learning to grow into her newfound independence.

In 2385, Brennyn graduated a semester early in the top ten percent of her class (a feat that almost killed her). Brennyn returned to Betazed and got to work. No longer a politician’s daughter forced to guard her words for fear of saying the wrong things, she used her experience in the public eye to her advantage, becoming quite the activist and proponent for Federation assistance for Betazed.

Bree would have been perfectly happy to remain on Betazed, but the demand for qualified counselors did not leave her with a lot of choice. Her extensive work on Betazed earned her the opportunity to take a break from the emotionally taxing duties of a trauma specialist, and so she decided it was time to gain some experience under the peacetime Federation, now once again focused on exploring the unknown and the pursuit of building new alliances.

When she received word the Defiant-class U.S.S. Terra Nova required a psychiatrist, she applied immediately and was pleased to learn she had been chosen. After completing its one year mission, the Terra Nova was ordered to Utopia Planetia shipyards for a sturdier refit. Deciding she wanted to apply her skills in a unique venue, Brennyn applied for a position with the Starfleet JAG office Headquarters on Earth. Working alongside members of the Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service, Brennyn offered her psychological expertise in a variety of duties, including victim advocate, expert witness, forensic evaluator, as well as an evaluator and counselor to officers alike. Though capable of profiling offenders, Bree distinguished herself as an expert in these other areas, which she considered the heart of forensic work.

Brennyn loved her work on Earth, but she knew if she was going to advance in Starfleet, she needed to gain additional deep space experience. When she learned of the opening aboard the medical/humanitarian vessel, USS Sirona, she eagerly applied and was thrilled to be accepted as a trauma counselor and medical officer.
Service Record 2377 -2381: Starfleet Academy
2381-2385: Starfleet Medical Academy
2385-2386: Psychiatrist, U.S.S. Terra Nova
23786-2388: Forensic Psychiatrist/Trauma Counselor, JAG HQ
Present: Trauma Counselor/Assistant Medical Officer, USS Sirona