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Lieutenant Commander Amaya Capac

Name Amaya Capac

Position First Officer

Second Position Chief Communications Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human/Betazoid
Age 32
Date of Birth December 2, 2265
Place of Birth Sucre, Bolivia

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 5"
Weight 121
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Black
Physical Description Maya looks small and petite, a "pocket Venus," but she is more of a tomboy. She often wears shorts and t-shirts when not on duty and likes to talk sports with her friends.
She plays football (soccer) and swims. When the opportunity arises to start a friendly game, she plays forward.
When at home in Bolivia she spends a lot of time outdoors.

Family

Spouse
Children
Father Marco Capac
Mother Marya Aron
Brother(s) Juan Carlos (diplomat)
Pedro (literature teacher)
Enrique (fútbol player)
Sister(s)
Other Family

Other Relationships

Significant Other(s)/Romance
Friends
Enemies/Rivals

Personality & Traits

General Overview Maya is determined, vivacious, cheerful and affectionate. Like many Latinas she is a tactile person and likes to touch people when she talks to them -- a habit that has annoyed more than one Vulcan in her career.
She is fierce in her defense of what she believes is right and has a bit of a Robin Hood complex.
She is optimistic to a fault and believes that life is too short not to be happy.
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Quirks Strengths:
Vivacious, intelligent, considerate of others, determined, honest and loyal to her family and friends. She is curious and loves to read and learn.

Weaknesses:
Stubborn, a do-gooder, slips into Spanish when angry. She doesn't often lose her temper, but when she does, she gets loud. She will often put he work over social activities—unless it involves fútbol.

Both:
Maya is a romantic. She believes in love and in "happily ever after." Even though it doesn't happen to her.
Ambitions She is fascinated with the history of words and languages as well as the cultures that produced them. She wants to explore and learn as much as she can WHILE she can.

She wants to fall in love, get married and eventually settle down, raise a family and either teach or work on improving the Universal Translator.
Hobbies, Interests, Likes, and Dislikes Maya is fascinated with words and word origins, cultures and their histories. She studies the folklore, history and language of various cultures and how they tie together.
She loves to watch and play football (soccer), hike in the mountains, swim and read.
She is fascinated by history and how history affects language. She wants to learn as many languages as she can.
She plays the flute, sampoña (pan pipes) and other flute-like instruments. She can play the charango a bit. She loves classical and Andean folk music.
She also enjoys singing and dancing.
Languages Known Standard, Vulcan, Romulan, Betazoid, Spanish, Andorian. Can read ancient languages from these cultures.
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Defining Quotes and/or Character Beliefs

Personal History Maya was born December, 2, 2265 in Sucre, Bolivia. Her father was a diplomat and her mother taught literature and history. She could speak English/Standard, Spanish and the native dialects of Quechuan and Aymaran before she started school. Words came easily to her and she found she had an aptitude for picking up languages and how words worked together. The fact that her mother was Betazoid helped as she could often sense what a person meant.

Her father, a regional diplomat, is a descendant of the early Incan rulers and Maya has always been fascinated by the pre-Columbian people of the Americas, their history, culture amd language.

Her mother passed on to Maya a love of literature and the history around it, which translated to a love of words and their origins. She would often look up a work of literature in its original language so she could see how the author chose the right word to portray his meaning. She has a special fondness for folklore and fairy tales of many countries.

While Maya was in primary school she would often spend her free time learning. By the time she graduated from prep school she was fluent in 14 languages and conversant in 6 more.

She has three older brothers and spent much of her childhood trying to be like them. She is more comfortable climbing trees and talking sports than she is shopping for clothes. She prefers the company of men because their conversations are often more interesting. This, unfortunately, led to more than a few problems in her teen years. She still has more male friends than female friends, but this generally doesn't bother her.

Maya was offered a variety of jobs as interpreter but she wanted to learn more. So she left home and attended a university where she could focus on languages and etymology. The more she learned, the more she found there was to learn -- and the easier it became to pick up languages.

Her fascination with her native culture led her to add history and archaeology to her studies. She continued to learn as much as she could, spreading from terran to Vulcan, to Romulan and then other languages and cultures.

She graduated with honors and began to look around for a new challenge. She was offered positions as a teacher, interpreter, and archaeologist with various organizations, but the drive to learn took her to Starfleet as it gave her the best opportunity to travel the galaxy, exploring old and new worlds, their history and languages.

Education Record Bachelors of Science and Arts from the Universidad de Quito in History, Archaeology and Linguistics.
PhDs from the University of Paris in interpretation, linguistics, history and Archaeology.
Service Record Graduated Starfleet in science and communications.
Linguist, communications officer, USS Saratoga.
Science Officer, linguist, USS Brisbane.
Communications Officer, USS Ticonderoga.
Assistant Chief Science Officer, USS Discovery.
Chief Science Officer, USS Kalani.
Chief Communications Officer, First Officer, USS America.