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Lieutenant Commander Franziska Ekke

Name Franziska Ekke MD

Position Chief Counselor

Rank Lieutenant Commander


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Haliian
Age 36

Physical Appearance

Height 5'2"
Weight 110 lbs.
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Physical Description Franzi is a petite Haliian woman with dark, chocolate brown hair and eyes. Aside from the distinguishing forehead of her species, she has a sprinkling of freckles across her face, shoulders, and chest. Her hair falls past her shoulders, but she wears it twisted up while on duty.

Family

Children TBD
Father Cal Ekke
Mother Petta Ekke
Sister(s) Josan Chiar (39)
Other Family Ganix Chiar (40) - brother in law
Unai Chiar (4) - nephew
Ortzi Chiar (2) - nephew
Zuzen Chiar (infant) - nephew

Personality & Traits

General Overview Franzi is introverted but doesn’t isolate herself. She likes smaller gatherings and finds that she gets lost at crowded events. She’s always open to befriending new people and learning about their lives. Like most members of her species, Franzi is able to form strong person to person empathic connections but this is something she’s saved for only a select few.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths: Franzi is diplomatic and likable. She is cool under pressure, compassionate, and the keeper of many secrets.

Weaknesses: She quickly experiences social burnout. Although she is flexible, she’s not at all physically strong. There are times that she can be mule-stubborn.
Ambitions Franzi is a strong supporter of the movement to humanize the Federation’s penal colonies for the criminally insane.
Hobbies & Interests Franzi knits socks and is a voracious reader. As a girl, she was a gymnast and she does try to maintain some of her nimbleness, but it’s become difficult as she’s aged.

Personal History In 2358, Franzi was born in the city of Delbe on Halii. Her mother, Petta, was a local physician and her father, Cal, was an economic adviser to the Federation. On occasion, she was taken on trips with her father—usually to Vulcan, Andoria, and a few odd colonies. With each journey and each new person she met, Franzi’s drive to explore grew stronger and stronger. When Franzi applied to Starfleet Academy, Petta wanted her daughter to enroll in a standard university premedical program, but Franzi was intent on exploring the farther reaches of the galaxy and learn about the people who lived there. Her father encouraged this and, eventually, her mother relented. At the Academy, Franzi found her interests in psychology and interplanetary political economics. She tried to excel in all her courses, but she found that she had zero talent for engineering and piloting was something she now calls a “special disaster.”

She attended Starfleet Medical following the Dominion War, so her studies mainly concentrated on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, rehabilitation, and emergency medicine. In her third year of medical school, she became pregnant though a casual relationship. She miscarried in the 15th week, attributed to chromosomal abnormality, although she felt an abstract sense of guilt and profound grief over the circumstances. This was treated through regular counseling sessions and taking time to heal. After earning her M.D. and wrapping her residency aboard the USS Mora, Franzi was assigned to Starbase 11 as a psychiatrist.

Despite 11’s extensive facilities and planetside location, after several years Franzi felt constricted by the station’s monotony and routine. She itched to travel the stars again, to meet new people and study new species and cultures, so she requested to be transferred aboard a starship.
Service Record 2376–2380: Attended Starfleet Academy
2380–2382: Starfleet Medical
2382–2386: Residency aboard USS Mora
2386–2393: Starbase 11
2393-present: USS Healy