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Lieutenant Cherilyn Kaisian

Name Cherilyn Olivia Kaisian

Position Chief Counselor

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Betazoid
Age 34

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0
Weight 145
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Deep Brown
Physical Description Cherilyn is a tall, lean Betazoid female with long dark hair and deep brown eyes that have the Betazoid 'black' appearance. With high cheekbones and cupid lips, she often accentuates her appearance as she knows a pleasing appearance helps to put people at ease.

Family

Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Father Dhar Kaisian
Mother Oriana Kaisian
Brother(s) Sar Kaisian
Sister(s) Oranthu
Tifyne

Personality & Traits

General Overview Cherilyn comes from a telepathic society, which means she comes from a culture of openness, where secrets are few, far between and seen as a mental deficiency. As such, her counseling style tens to be more on the open, honest and blunt style. She believes in guidance, but not 'loving guidance' which allows people to wallow in their deficiencies.
Strengths & Weaknesses She is caring in her own way
Finds the Terran-centric nature of the Federation abhorrent
She is telepathic and sees no reason to not be
She is strong in her convictions and principles
Ambitions Cher's amibitions are to help people actualize their full, authentic selves while seeing what she can of the galaxy.
Hobbies & Interests Cycling, jogging, martial arts, bat'leth, holodeck mysteries, music, rock climbing, reading, relaxing, gardening.

Personal History As a young girl, Cher and her siblings were often exposed to the galaxy at large by parents who liked to travel. A business woman mother and stay at home father, the Kaisian parents were keen to show their children that all residents of the galaxy were interconnected and owed service to one another. To that end, Cher was exposed to the idea of charitable contribution of time and resources from a young age.

As she grew into puberty and her telepathic senses were finally starting to develop, she became intrigued further with the mental deficiency aspect of many of those she helped through community service work. This interest intensified to the point where she majored in psychology, obtaining first a bachelor's then her masters of psychological science.

She spent some time after college working at various institutes, serving primarily the underserved. All of that changed when the Dominion occupied Betazed. Cher's wanderlust, highly curtailed by her counseling work, combined with the idea that Betazed was so vulnerable led Cher to consider following her brother's example of a term of service in Starfleet, where her counseling skills could be put to good use in helping those trying to recover from years of conflict.

Cher enlisted through the Academy and began serving in the counseling section. Due to stories her brother told her and her own research, she minored in security and justice systems, adding the ability to become a forensic psychologist to her credentials. She spent most of her posting on SB235 working with those in long term rehabilitation.

Eventually, though, she took advantage of the transient nature of Starfleet and began looking for shipboard assignments.

As a counselor she hasn't had much of a chance to distinguish herself in 'combat' situations, allowing herself to focus more on healing others of their mental deficiencies. So her career path went slower than many others, but she is okay with her path. While she's not afraid to pick up a phaser, it's not her first instinct.