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Lieutenant Commander Melanie D’BrooNi- Haistro
Name Melanie D’BrooNi- Haistro
Position Chief Medical Officer
Second Position Commanding Officer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
|Ian Brooks (Deceased)
|Patrick Brooks – Age 17
Charlotte (Charlie) Brooks – Age 14
|Ruby Rallix (Deceased 2389)
Personality & Traits
|General Overview – Mel was born on Trill to a Joined father and unjoined mother. She was lucky enough to be selected by the Symbosis commission to be joined with the D’BrooNi symbiont at age 18. She had always known she wanted to be a doctor and as soon as she was deemed successfully blended with D’BrooNi she made her way to Starfleet with both her parent’s blessings.
She has a good moral compass and frequently goes with her gut reaction. She is also kind, friendly and outgoing, often becoming almost a mother figure in other people’s lives. She has an interest in learning about and studying traditional alien medicine as well as science within her career.
|Strengths & Weaknesses
|S – She takes her job very seriously being focused, very organised and dedicated. She is honest and flexible in everything required of her and not afraid to “muck” in with other things if required.
W – She can have a hard time letting go of a project or responsibility once she’s fully immersed and can get bogged down in detail. Despite having several lifetimes of host memories, public speaking still can reduce her to a nervous wreck.
|Ambitions – Professional – to make a difference and continuing to heal as many patients as she can.
Personal – to get both her kids grown up as well adjusted and successful adults.
|Hobbies & Interests
|Hobbies – Meeting new friends, growing her own herbs and plants, folklore and history, Tai Chi and despite the connotations of the “dancing doctor” she does like to dance. Also, since helping her son on an artistic school project she’s been trying to find an artistic outlet that works for her.
|Born in 2351 to a medical assistant and botanist it was of no surprise Mel grew up with an interest in medicinal matters. She enrolled in medical school on Trill at a young age having managed to get through high school and college at an accelerated rate and was selected by the symbiosis council with an offer to be paired with D'BrooNi at age 18.
Upon the pairing she could see the benefit of Starfleet from prior hosts experiences and interactions and decided she could better help people as a doctor by making the Academy her next stop managing to transfer on a part Trill degree. She graduated with honours putting in a lot of hard work and spent several years on the USS Dark Phoenix under Captain Marcus Brahms and eventually K'Nara Corval.
She met her husband Ian at 22 fresh out the academy on her first posting where he was a security officer and was married in 2380. They had two children - Paddy born out of wedlock in 2377 and Charlie born 6 years later in 2383. On the Phoenix her younger brother lived with her a while as their mother returned to Trill spouting family business but it turned out to be she was battling an illness. Mel and her family took a hiatus from Starfleet in 2387 for 2 years and went home to Trill to look after her but sadly she deteriorated and was lost to them. Mel to this day still tries to research the rare disorder she developed, hoping one day to help eradicate anyone else falling to it.
They then moved to Earth and lived with Ian's parents in England, Mel going to work in an academy medical research team. Ian took up security again in the main complex. Eventually though the adventure bug took her husband and they agreed to take on another commission joining the crew of the USS Copernicus. Ian lost his life guarding a VIP guest when the current Captain was negotiating a peace treaty onboard in 2393. The report on this has been put the "eyes only."
She is D'BrooNi's 8th host and rarely speaks much about them although she seems to be since the recent attack which resulted in Keiben Haistro, Tamaska Holt and herself becoming the new Captain, XO and second officer seems to be opening up more.
To date we know that D'BrooNi is roughly 900 years old and has had the following hosts and this is what we know so far:
Hal - Linguistics specialist
Mina - Housewife
Kaal - Pilot
Leiko - Courtesan and Ambassador
Melanie - Doctor
|USS Dark Phoenix - 2375 - Assistant CMO and eventually CMO
Starfleet Academy - 2390 after a 2 year hiatus - Medical research team member for 2 years
USS Copernicus - 2391 to current day CMO for last 6 years