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Ensign Zanna Ligan

Name Zanna Ligan

Position Assistant Chief Science Officer

Rank Ensign

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Trill (unjoined)
Age 25

Physical Appearance

Height 5'9
Weight 155
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Straight, dark hair that she often keeps pulled back even when she's off duty. 5'9" so on the taller side for a female of her species. Athletic, yet feminine build. Somewhat of a tomboy, and carries herself that way both off and on duty. You will rarely see her in jewelry or dresses.


Spouse N/A
Children None Yet
Father Grees Ligan
Mother Traza Ligan
Brother(s) Jaris, Keevan
Sister(s) No sisters
Other Family Her cousin Seska, is currently in Starfleet serving as an engineering officer on board another vessel. Zanna and her cousin are the only two SF officers in her family.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Zanna struggles to find an appropriate work/life balance. Outside of her parents and siblings back on Trill, Starfleet is all she has, and she's struggled to find meaning for her life outside of her work. She'd like to find more to herself than that, but isn't sure where to start. She's looking for friends that she can connect with - who might have some insight, but this is a struggle as well, because she often turns down invitations to go out, instead volunteering for extra shifts and working late.
Strengths & Weaknesses Zanna can be independent to a fault. She likes to prove herself - and while this is often a strength as she is usually quite competent. Sometimes she will find herself working for several hours on a project that might have taken her one if she had just asked for help. She is always volunteering to help others out, but when she needs help, she is hesitant to ask for favors in kind.
Ambitions Zanna admires Admiral Janeway, and hopes to someday make it to the Captain's chair herself - by way of starting out as a science officer.
Hobbies & Interests Water sports: surfing, tubing, kayaking, water-skiing, swimming, scuba diving. If she can't be in the water, she also likes to hike. She's a big fan of food, and will never turn down the opportunity to try a new restaurant.

She dabbles in drawing/sketching, as well-mostly animals and flowers.

Personal History Zanna was born and raised on Trill, the youngest child with two older brothers. Her father is a science teacher, and her mother is a government official. Born and raised on the Trill homeworld, Zanna grew up surrounded by the rich cultural history of her people. From an early age, she displayed a keen curiosity and aptitude for the sciences, which drew her towards a future in Starfleet. Despite her passion for exploration and the unknown, she faced an unusual circumstance within Trill society – she was unjoined.

As one of three siblings, Zanna grew up with two older brothers, who both took divergent paths in their lives. Her eldest brother, Keevan, became a skilled engineer, joining the Trill Symbiosis Commission, while her other brother, Jaris, chose a more adventurous route, enlisting in Starfleet to explore the galaxy.

Zanna's unjoined status initially brought feelings of inadequacy and frustration, as she longed to experience the memories of past hosts and the wisdom they brought. However, she learned to embrace her individuality and discovered the unique perspective she could offer to the universe.
Service Record Zanna's journey to join Starfleet was a result of a combination of her passion for exploration, her desire to make a difference, and a fortuitous encounter.

During her time at the Trill Science Academy, her professors recognized her exceptional skills and dedication to her studies. One of her mentors, a retired Starfleet officer who had once served as a science officer on a starship, saw great potential in Zanna and took a keen interest in her progress.

This mentor, Commander Liana Trent, noticed the young Trill's insatiable curiosity and yearning to venture beyond the confines of Trill society. Knowing that Starfleet would provide the perfect platform for her ambitions, Commander Trent encouraged her to consider joining the organization.

At first, Zanna was hesitant due to her unjoined status, feeling that her potential was limited compared to joined Trills who could draw upon generations of memories and knowledge. But Commander Trent, having served alongside various Trill hosts, assured her that her unique perspective as an unjoined individual could be just as valuable in Starfleet's diverse and ever-changing landscape.

As Zanna pondered this opportunity, her older brother, who was already serving as a Starfleet officer, shared his own experiences with her. He spoke of the thrill of exploration, the camaraderie amongst the crew, and the sense of purpose that came with serving in Starfleet. His stories, combined with Commander Trent's encouragement, eventually swayed her decision.
With her family's support and a newfound determination, Zanna applied to Starfleet Academy. Her outstanding academic record and her mentor's glowing recommendation secured her admission. Thus, she embarked on her training at the Academy, where she excelled in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Zanna's athleticism and team spirit helped her forge strong bonds with her fellow cadets, making her a natural fit for the rigors of Starfleet life.

Upon graduation, with her diploma in hand and her dreams within reach, she was assigned to the USS Pioneer as a Science Officer. It was the beginning of her adventurous and fulfilling career in Starfleet, where she would go on to explore the vastness of space, learn from diverse cultures, and contribute her unique perspective to the service of the Federation.