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Lieutenant JG Tovanna Mah
Name Tovanna Mah
Position Chief Medical Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Physical Description||Despite her youthful appearance Tovanna has over a half century of life experience she brings to the crew of the Hera. She presents a playful, yet comforting presence no matter where she goes when on duty. She has a practiced efficiency of movement when in medical and is fastidious about the comfort her patients. When not in medical she is much more enigmatic and quiet presenting a different picture from the person seen in Sickbay.
She can easily be described as the bookish type who has no idea of her pretty looks or regard for them. When not on duty she can be found taking a break from her formal uniform reading up on Psychology, Medicine, Theology or various other subjects. She is much more comfortable in her long dresses and sandals reflective of the remote island area she grew up in and will find all sorts of unexpected spots around the ship to get lost reading.
|Specialized Equipment||Tricorder, hyposprays, a collection of data disks with troves of books, and a set of antique daggers.|
|Father||Amiasos Mah 2150|
|Mother||Xzyia Mah 2184|
|Brother(s)||Cyprianos Mah 2381|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Tovanna is an interesting study in innocence and wisdom. She is very knowledgeable about much due to her studious nature and almost idetic memory. Tovanna is perceived as shy at times due to her bookish nature and quiet demeanor. In reality she merely comes from a traditional El-Aurian home that focuses on listening more than speaking. Despite her age she chooses to present a youthful outlook toward life however she is quite capable of deep discussions about many subjects if you can get her talking.
Her focus on helping others is what led to her life as a doctor prior to her career at Starfleet with a Medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. In addition to her medical degree she has additional degrees in Psychology, Theology, and Thanatology. She joined Starfleet Medical after multiple requests by her peers for consulations after conferences due to her outstanding work in multidisciplinary fields with Trauma specialization.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths:
Tovanna has a strong sense of purpose and self. She is flexible in her approach to problems and finds strength in adversity, thus her joy is the best medicine to a bedside manner. Her ability to listen helps with her diagnostics and variable bedside manner when needed. Her skills in both medical and therapeutic fields are above reproach, with patient confidentiality and quality of care being of paramount concern. She has honed her abilities for over her years in the field to bring the best skills possible to those she serves. Her consistent desire to study and learn, eat into her time to relax with the crew.
Because all El-Aurians are listeners they have the ability to read what others need at times. With Tovanna's level of sensitivity she can use her ability to mimic the communication styles of those she is helping. This can be seen as eratic or unusual behavior by others yet is infact a talent of her species which takes time to hone with age and experience.
She can be difficult to connect to on a personal level. With her habit of disappearing into little nooks and crannies in the ship to read. She often neglects her social life in an attempt increase her knowledge. She often needs a little push to be reminded to socialize with others and get her nose out of the books.
|Ambitions||Tovanna’s primary ambition is to find other El-Aurians while serving in Starfleet. She also enjoys the opportunity to travel and further her abilities as a long-lived species.|
|Hobbies & Interests||She loves cooking, martial arts, listening to music, research and spending time on the holo-deck in nature. She also loves reading and medicine of course.|
|Personal History||The Mah family were among the few that finished the journey to Earth after the Nexus incident. Her mother and father settled in a remote area on the ocean to raise their daughter and assimilate themselves into their new home world. Tovanna’s father, Amiasos hoped after his daughter reached her age of majority she would be married to another of the El-Aurian families he stayed in contact with. Her parents kept her at a reasonable distance from outsiders and ensured she understood what was expected of her to ensure the continuance of her people in the future. While she was a child she excelled in her studies and was noted among academic circles for her multidisciplinary studies in scientific pursuits. Little did most realize her academic success was due to her extensive exposure to museums of every sort and abundance of time spent in study. Her parents were approached on multiple occasions about her future in scholastic and Starfleet careers which was not shared with Tovanna until she was about well into her 60s. At that point she decided to take part in Starfleet Medical training with the understanding that she would be staying on Earth until she was no longer considered a “child” by her culture. She decided to apply her past medical career to her new Starfleet career.
|Service Record||2351 – 2359 Johns Hopkins Medical College
2359 – 2360 Fellowship at Mayo Clinic
2360 – 2391 Medical Doctor with private practice via and medical privilage at Mayo Clinic, Mount Saini, and UCSF Medical Center while consulting with Starfleet
2391 - 2396 Began Starfleet Training
2397 Assignment to USS Hera as CMO