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Ensign Reena Tollehn

Name Reena Tollehn

Position Surgeon

Rank Ensign


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Trill
Age 33

Physical Appearance

Height 5'10"
Weight 150 lbs.
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Green
Physical Description Aside from her fiery hair, the other thing noticeable about her is the soft smile she often has.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Ralin Priazas
Mother Lasoll (deceased)
Brother(s) Culo (older)
Sister(s) Sobe (older)

Personality & Traits

General Overview A highly intelligent and skilled surgeon who knows the value of stopping to smell the roses.
Strengths & Weaknesses STRENGTHS

She is 100% dedicated to the welfare of her patients.

As an experienced surgeon, she is capable of putting all her focus on just her patient and shut out everything going on around her.

She has an excellent bedside manner and is particularly good with kids.

WEAKNESSES

She is so focused on a patient she will break regulations if she thinks it will help them.

She can sometimes get too emotionally involved with her patients and lose her objectivity.

Her pre-symbiont personality can resurface if she is interrupted while--or prevented from--performing her duties.

Sometimes a seemingly random event can trigger a memory with her symbiont and she will lose herself in it.

She has a strong aversion to transporting, as she is concerned it will somehow harm the symbiont.
Ambitions Just treat her patients to the best of her ability.
Hobbies & Interests When not on duty, she will often spend her free time reading up on medical journals.

When she wants to get away from work she will engage in gardening or go to the lounge and simply watch the stars go by.

Personal History Even as a child, Reena Tollehn (nee Priazas) was brilliant. She was able to do calculus in her head by the time she was six and by thirteen she had already completed high school, but she lacked focus; she couldn’t decide what she wanted to do with her life.

That changed the day her mother died. She was not a smart woman but she had managed to keep her youngest child grounded, and then that was taken away from her.

They were returning home from a college visit when there was an accident. Her mother was pinned in the wreckage and all she could do was watch as rescue workers tried in vain to extract her, but by the time they did, it was too late. The next day she picked up a book on biology, determined to become a doctor.

If she lacked focus before the accident, she did not now as she pushed everything aside in order to pursue her studies, including her family and what few friends she had. She graduated college when she was fifteen, but that was not enough; she wanted more, she wanted to know everything about the practice of medicine, so she applied to be a recipient of a symbiont. Her application was denied due to her age and lack of experience, but she was kept on the waiting list due to her potential.

She settled down into her medical career, focusing on cardiac surgery as her specialty, and her career continued to show she was capable of the earlier potential seen in her, performing a number of difficult surgeries and saving the life of the patient almost every time.

When she was twenty-five her request was accepted, and she received a symbiont. When she awoke from the joining ritual, she fully expected a rush of knowledge to help advance her career even further but she was disappointed; the symbiont has been joined with three other Trill but they were a teacher, an architect and an engineer.

Another side effect of the joining was the softening of her superior and often abrasive manner. Rather than rushing from case to case, she started taking time to check in on her patients and their families after she completed the surgery, and she also began reconciling with her father and siblings, with whom she had become estranged.

One other side effect of the joining was a powerful desire to travel the galaxy. All three of the symbiont’s hosts had never done much travel even though they wanted to, and their combined desire was too much for her to ignore, so she decided to join Starfleet so she could combine her work and traveling among the stars.
Service Record While Reena was certainly older than most applicants to Starfleet, she was accepted due to her experience. She could have stayed in a residence off-campus, but she chose to stay in the dormitories anyway, where she quickly became an unofficial counselor and leader among the cadets. In her spare time she would volunteer at local hospitals, simply visiting with patients to help keep their spirits up, though there were a few times where she had to use her medical skills.

She graduated in four years, though she could have easily done it in half the time and her first assignment put her at the McCoy Memorial Hospital on Earth. She was disappointed, but accepted it with aplomb and continued her medical career in the same stellar manner as before. One of the more colorful episodes from her tenure there was when she chewed out a captain who burst into her surgical bay without following proper decontamination procedure.

When that assignment ended, she was pleased to learn she finally got her wish, serving on a starship.