Lieutenant Junior Grade Canaan Serine
Lieutenant Canine Serine is the chief science officer of the USS Excalibur, assigned to Bravo Fleet's operations group within Starfleet's Exploratory and Advanced Research Command Headquarters, designated Task Force 93.
The only child to parents Matilda Benoit (née) and Gregory Serine, Canaan was born on Earth in 2362, and raised in the north woods of Maine, near the Moosehead Lake region. His mother and father were employed with the department of inland fisheries and wildlife as a veterinary pathologist and ecologist, respectively. From an early age, Canaan joined Matilda and Gregory on their expeditions, learning about nature in a practical, hands-on methodology. It was during these excursions when Canaan derived a genuine love for exploration and discovery while learning to appreciate the natural order of things.
Although proficient in other subjects, Canaan excelled in the sciences, especially natural and environmental sciences, as well as biology. His grades were of such a caliber that he was invited to attend college-level courses through the University of New England. It was during this time when Canaan applied and qualified to attend the Starfleet Academy Preparatory School in Paris, France. While attending school, Canaan endured a grueling schedule of academic coursework, drilling, practical education, and physical training—all of which was intended to prepare him for Starfleet Academy. Canaan thrived in the schools’ relentlessly demanding environment and exceedingly high expectations while coming to respect the strict regiment imposed. Upon graduating from prep-school, Canaan was granted admission to Starfleet Academy.
Canaan’s first assignment post-academy was a two-year tour of duty aboard the USS Gemini, where he served as a junior officer in the science departments’ biology division. These two-years were filled with individual research projects and experiments, as well as several scientific expeditions that resulted in his co-authoring several papers, two of which were published in professional journals. Although most of his time during this assignment was purely academic, Canaan had the honor of being selected as a member of the first landing party to conduct the initial survey of Arach-VI. Due to his contributions, Canaan received a promotion in rank and was invited to be among the applicants for a long-term expedition to the planet. Canaan applied for the assignment, which included written recommendations from his division leader, the Gemini’s chief science officer, and their executive officer. Canaan’s subsequent participation in three different interview sessions resulted in his appointment to the expedition as the team leader.
In 2385, Canaan was among a team of seven assigned to the phase one scientific survey of Arach-VI. As the expedition leader, Canaan was instrumental in selecting a team comprised of some of the fleets’ most-gifted junior scientists. Phase one was a response to the initial planet-wide survey conducted by the Gemini and involved the comprehensive study of the planets’ natural ecosystem. The team was comprised of a botanist, entomologist, vulcanologist, zoologist, mineralogist, geologist, and ecologist. Canaan primarily served as the ecologist, while also assisting in biology and zoology. The expedition was assigned the Danube-class runabout Penobscot in support of their study, as well as a planet-side emplacement.
Arach-VI proved to be an invitingly hospitable planet. Like his counterparts, Canaan relished his time on the planet and found the overall experience enriching. Although there were moments of hardship, the four-year period during which the team was assigned, was an overall pleasant experience. The team was dedicated to their work, diligent in staying on task, and meeting established deadlines. Canaan enjoyed the work, especially in his newfound role as a leader. He delighted in cultivating the knowledge and experience of the other team members, finding it incredibly fulfilling to help them to succeed.
After the four-year study, Starfleet Command reviewed the team’s findings and determined the planet ideal for future colonization and subsequently approved phase two. The team was happy, several of its members applying to remain with the study. Canaan considered staying on with the expedition, yet ultimately decided on a change of pace and put in for reassignment.
In 2389, Canaan received the Starfleet Extended Tour Ribbon for his dedicated service and proven leadership capabilities during the prior assignment. Receiving orders, Canaan reported onboard the USS Excalibur as the starships assistant chief science officer.
|2375||2379||Student||Starfleet Preparatory School, Paris France|
Cadet Freshman Grade
|Cadet Freshman Grade||Starfleet Academy|
Cadet Sophomore Grade
|Cadet Sophomore Grade||Starfleet Academy|
Cadet Junior Grade
|Cadet Junior Grade||Starfleet Academy|
Cadet Senior Grade
|Cadet Senior Grade||Starfleet Academy|
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|Phase One Expedition Team Leader||Arach-VI|
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|Chief Science Officer||USS Excalibur|