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Samantha Grayson [Trinity]

Name Samantha Grayson [Trinity]

Position Language Specialist

General Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 52

Physiological Information

Height 5'8"
Weight 178 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Grey
Physical Profile Sam is slightly tall middle-aged human female with blonde hair. She has an easy smile but appears aloof most of the time, appearing lost in her thoughts. She is often seen with her black glasses and heart-shaped necklace. She wears the glasses not because she needs them but prefers how it looks. She also has an avid love of old Earth history and culture and is well known for experimenting with the various styles from Earth's past.
Unique Physical Characteristics

Familial Data & Relationship Information

Significant Other Tyr Kel (divorced)
Offspring Temi Kel (deceased)
Sibling(s) Anthony Grayson - Astrophysicist, Federation Science Council

Psychological Information

Personality Characteristics Samantha Grayson has a Doctorate in Linguistics with specializations (through Masters Degrees) in Philology (the study of linguistic change over time) and a Comparative Linguistics. She is an accomplished and prolific linguistic scientist with close to a hundred scholarly publications and several published books attributed to her name.

She prides herself in her work but despite her success, Sam is somewhat of a recluse preferring her work over socialization, which is partly why she has very few friends. She is thoroughly fascinated by language and methods of communication and often stares at people communicating in non-Federation standard language.

Sam also has a habit of talking to herself and sometimes commentating on her actions, which can be off-putting to those who may not know her well.
Strengths & Weaknesses Sam speaks 33 Federation languages that are mostly human languages but she speaks other non-human languages Klingonese, Andorian, Vulcan (Ancient, High Tongue and Modern), Romulan (Rihannsu and High Rihan), Bajoran (Balwan, Old Bajoran), Kolari, Tellaran, Makaro and many more.

Sam is a recluse of sort preferring her own company over others but she is quick to participate in social functions that allow her to study and observe others without requiring her to participate in conversations.
Hobbies & Interests Languages, old Earth movies and magazines

Historical Information

Historical Information Born in Amsterdam, the second of two children, Samantha Grayson showed from an early age that she was gifted. Most of her childhood was spent learning new languages, which aligned well with the fact that her parents who were astrophysicist tended to move around a lot. Consequently, Samantha was forced (and loved) to learn new languages to try and make connections to other people and culture. It was from this early childhood experience that she developed her passion to pursue language studies.

After mastering several Earth languages, including Mandarin, German, Dutch, French and Yoruba, she went to school to become an exo-linguist. She graduated first in her class and later enrolled in Amazon University to earn her doctorate in linguistic studies. She would later expand her specialization in philology and comparative linguistics on Vulcan and Bajor respectively.

In her thirties, Sam taught linguistic studies at Starfleet Academy as a civilian instructor but quickly became disillusioned with educating cadets, many of whom would lose their live in the Dominion War. Sam left Starfleet Academy and became a researcher at the Daystrom Institute until she was recommended for, and accepted an assignment to the USS Cardinal.
Starfleet Service Jacket 2371: Civilian Instructor, Starfleet Academy
2378: Resigned posting with Starfleet Academy
2381: Linguistic Scientist at Daystrom Institute