Lieutenant Lon Genestra
Name Lon Genestra
Position Chief Science Officer
Second Position Executive Officer
|Hair Color||Greying brown|
|Eye Color||light blue|
|Physical Description||A humanoid of medium height and build with shoulder length brown hair, shot through with grey, and an equally greying full brown beard. He lacks the black irises typical of Betazoids, having a pair of artificial eyes with light blue irises.|
|Spouse||Steye Emome (divorced), Rayora Tra (divorced)|
|Children||Navari Genestra (daughter) Sinan Ocho (son)|
|Father||Aatin Genestra (father)|
|Mother||Hiannanne Genestra (mother)|
|Brother(s)||Itittam Sea (younger brother)|
|Other Family||Hiannanne Ocho (granddaughter)
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Pragmatic and practical, Lon tends not to speak unless he has something important to say. Unless you know him well, in which case it can sometimes be difficult to shut him up. A little on the cold side for a Betazoid due to his low empathic abilities. Has a wry sense of humour, fond of puns.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths
+ limited telekinetic powers
- Subpar empath
- easily distracted by new research ideas
- recovering chocoholic
|Ambitions||To have a theory or scientific law named after him.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Science! Swordfighting, & painting|
|Personal History||Born into the sixth house of Betazed Lon, displayed an affinity for the sciences from an early age. He was withdrawn for a Betazoid infant something that was likely since Lon’s empathic abilities were far below the average for the species. His parents were concerned that he might not develop telepathic abilities at all and considered shipping Lon to a less telepathy centred culture.
Lon enrolled at the University of Betazed as soon as he was able. He would leave 13 years later having completed two doctorates. He was offered a postdoctoral position, but turned it down favouring the opportunity to enrol in Starfleet Academy, feeling that it presented a better opportunity for him to see and experience new and interesting phenomena.
At the Academy Lon met Steye Emome whom he would later marry. They had one child together, Navari, before separating citing irreconcilable differences, largely due to Lon's focus on research rather than family.
Upon graduation from the Academy Lon served on several Starfleet vessels. He was awarded a commendation for valour in skirmishes following the fedaration-Cardassian war.
His process through the ranks was slow, not for any poor conduct or deficiency on Lon's part, but rather due to a lack of interest in progression. This, along with an addiction to chocolate led to the breakdown of his second marriage to the career focused (name).
Life would change dramatically for the scientist during the Dominion War when he found himself trapped behind enemy lines during the occupation of Betazed. As part of the resistance to Dominion occupation Lon helped spirit away civilians targeted for relocation to Sentok Nor. He also used his scientific knowledge to help MacGyver various devices for the resistance and began training to unlock latent telekinetic abilities. It was during a botched resistance operation that Lon lost his eyes.
After the dominion war and his recovery from the replacement of his eyes he rejoined starfleet.
[Bio constructed with information gathered from the following sources:
|Service Record||2355-2359 Starfleet academy
2359-2363 Science Officer, USS Slayton
2363-2367 Science officer, USS Apollo
2367-2372 assistant chief science officer USS Osiris
2372-2374 Chief Science Officer, USS Proxima
2374 Betazed resistance
2374-2376 medical leave resulting from injuries sustained during the liberation of Betazed
2376-2393 Chief Science Officer, USS Proxima