Lieutenant T’Pai

Though by no means a V'tosh ka'tur, T'Pai interprets Kohlnahr not as the elimination of emotions, but rather their mastery. Thus, she is willing to use inductive reasoning when necessary. And though she conducts herself in a typical Vulcan fashion, on occasion she does cause her human colleagues to do a double take with her dry humor.

History

The oldest of the four daughters of two instructors at the Vulcan Academy of Sciences, T’Pai followed her parents’ academic footprints, eventually earning a doctorate in theoretical physics with her doctoral thesis, “The Application of Brahms’ Elliptic Functions to Null Geodesic Folds.” After receiving her doctorate, T’Pai spent the next six years with a Kolinahr master, after which she returned to the Vulcan Science Academy as an instructor. After two years, a chance conversation at a conference on Subspace Physics conducted by the Federation Science Bureau resulted in her becoming a research fellow at the Tanaline Propulsion Laboratory. Her interactions with her fellow researchers intrigued her, which eventually led her to a career at Starfleet.

Service Record

Start End Rank Role Assignment
23722376
Cadet Senior Grade
CadetStarfleet Academy
23762379
Ensign
Engineering OfficerUSS Breslau
23792382
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Assistant Chief Engineering OfficerUSS Petropavlovsk
23822386
Lieutenant
Chief Engineering OfficerUSS Brunel
23862388
Lieutenant
Researcher Daystrom Institute
2388
Lieutenant
Chief Engineering OfficerUSS Black Hawk