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Ensign Joi Shaw

Name Joi Shaw

Position Engineering Officer

Rank Ensign

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 23

Physical Appearance

Height 5'4
Weight 115lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Light Brown
Physical Description Shaw is a 5'4, medium build woman. She has a very soft caramel tone but make no mistake she is very keen and mission driven. She has light brown eyes and has an effective and challenging demeanor.


Spouse N/A
Children No Children.
Father Julius Shaw (Deceased)
Mother Amanda Leonard-Shaw (Deceased)
Brother(s) No siblings.
Sister(s) No siblings.
Other Family No other immediate family.
Other Associates N/A

Personality & Traits

General Overview Shaw has always been a very smart and thoughtful throughout her upbringing and career. She has excelled at most things she has put her mind to. Her parents, having Starfleet background themselves, have always pushed her to be her best and achieve all she has the capability for and so much more. She leads with precision. She fights for what is right. She trains her body and mind every day and only demands the best. Her strength is simply the drive to do what she does. She is career focused, team driven, and wants nothing more than to win, win, and win! However, Joi has not had a lot of the experience. Her inability to understand what is beyond the academy is something that dawns on her. Another weakness is that she plays things too close to the chest. In other words, she is a by-the-book officer but this is because she does not want any mistakes too occur. She fails to allow anyone under her the ability to work independently — Joi almost entirely micromanages everyone below her. This was entirely true at the academy with younger recruits. She is not trusting of people, especially those she has just met. She also doesn't have much of a social life. She's socially awkward, not knowing what do say in certain situations. She always believes in girl power. Hates opposite sex platforms of strength and dominance.
Strengths & Weaknesses +Youthful Drive
+Career Focused
+By-the-book Officer (Or tries to be)

-Too cautious
-Field in-experience
-Not a team player (this is because she fears failure)
-Socially awkward
Ambitions She is a career focused woman. Moving up the chain of command is her number one ambition at this time.
Hobbies & Interests Shaw loves to play strategic games: Risk, Chess, and a pinch of monopoly. She played them a lot with her family when she was younger. She currently reads a lot and conditions her body.

Personal History Joi Shaw was born on April 12, 2369 on Cuba, Earth. Joi is the only child of her father, Julius Shaw, a retired captain and her mother, Amanda Leonard-Shaw, a retired medical officer at Star Fleet Research and Development.

When she was young and growing up, Joi would be split twice a year between her parents while they worked. She loved reading old novels in her spare time. Her favorite was old Stephen King Novels filled with horror and suspense. She also loved reading non-fiction. Her favorites were some of the memoirs of the Great Earth leaders from before the Federation. Like George Washington, Charles de Gaulle, Christopher Pike. She always tried to get an insight into what leadership was like and this is how she did it. How they built, empowered, and moved nations forward, sometimes from scratch. Joi loved to just read and imagine. Although this came at a sacrifice to socializing. She never did have many friends. All she did for the most part was go from school to home and back, save a class mate or two who happened to walk the same way from school, home, and back.

When Joi graduated from High School, both her parents retired and moved back to Cuba to settle down. Joi joined Star Fleet Academy and both her parents provided valuable information to help her succeed. They took the decades they served and provided her with the most important of skilled — discipline, charisma, courage, heart, and sometimes fear. Being a leader requires all these things. These complications were important, and they did their hardest to remind her of these.

Joi would do well at the Academy for the first year. She had a 3.7 average and was on the verge of deciding on a major – Science Division. Unfortunately, both her parents would die in a transportation accident heading to France for a vacation. The shuttle malfunctioned and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. No survivors. Upon hearing the news, Joi dropped out of the Academy to grieve and tend to her parent’s estate. One night, sorting through her mother’s personal belongings, she found an old journal detailing moments throughout her mother’s career. Her mother, along with several colleagues, were researching important cures to some of the deadliest known illnesses and diseases.

She, on an almost every day basis, put her own life at risk to study, research, and develop vaccines or cures, or at least tried to. Her mother had helped to treat a young 12-year-old boy who developed Type-4 Small Pox, a Starfleet Captain who came in contact with the Phage, a new infection that has just reached the Alpha Quadrant from the Delta, and an entire village wiped out by Lyrax Respiratory Syndrome. Her mother never did tell her about her work. She always said, “helping people” or “Just patching up cuts and fixing colds.” These weren’t simple colds and cuts. This was more important. Something Joi took to heart.

After several months of grieving, Joi kept her mom’s journals, and rejoined Star Fleet Academy. This time she focused on Engineering. She respected the job of medical professionals, but she was more of a grease monkey. Joi graduated 6th in her class. She was no 4.0 average, like she had been on track to before her parents passed, but it was all fine for her. During her training she was not keen on allowing those under her or younger recruits the ability to learn on their own through mistakes.

Whenever she would supervise recruits or under training conditions, Joi would always take charge. She just didn’t trust anyone. Many of her instructors would always inform her to allow others the room to breathe, allow them the ability to test their instincts, experiment, but Joi knew this was training where they had the ability to make mistakes without physical repercussion.

She knew one mistake could cost lives.

Joi knew that life, and the journeys she will have, won’t ever be black and white, like grades. Her career will evolve, and change based on events and experiences. No grade can provide the knowledge and experience on what waits beyond the wilderness of space.
Service Record 2393: Graduated Star Fleet Academy - Officer's School. Commissioned as an Ensign.