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Sun Jan 14, 2024 @ 3:26am
Lieutenant Cuyu Reeza
Name Cuyu Reeza
Position Chief Medical Officer
|Dr Cuyu Reeza is a medium height, thin humanoid woman of Bajoran descent. She has a series of four (4) ridges from the bride of her nose to the top of her nose, and her skin is more "leatherlike" in appearance to Humans'.
She wears the traditional Bajoran earring at all time except while bathing/swimming if she will be submerged in water for any length of time.
|Cuyu Erol (Deceased)
|Perari -Clarke, Maxa
|John Clarke, brother in law.
Personality & Traits
|Reeza is very smart, but also caring and warm. She has a bubbly personality, and makes friends easily. She is a mom, so she doesn't "hang out" after work much, but she is the first to recognize people's special accomplishments, promotions, birthdays, etc with a homemade treat and small gift.
The trauma of losing her husband so young and early in their marriage has really stuck with her; it taught her that life is fleeting to try to make the most of every day. She still has some un-managed feelings of grief, doubt, and anger, but she is trying to work through those.
She is single, though not actively looking for a mate, and is bisexual.
|Strengths & Weaknesses
-soft-spoken and calm
-is a workaholic
-Sometimes too driven (ie, forgets to take care of herself first)
-when angered, will be a bit unreasonable until it is resolved, to the point of yelling loudly and slamming doors.
|All Reeza really wants out of life and her tenure in the Fleet is to help others, maybe achieve a higher rank of LCommander (anything higher is too much paperwork), and find a good second-parent figure for her daughter
|Hobbies & Interests
-Watching old Terran films on the Holodeck
-Baking with her kid
-Doing enrichment activities with her daughter (ie, arts and crafts, using the holodeck to explore ancient places, etc).
|Reeza was born on Bajora, the daughter of two Governmental workers. Her father was in the Bajoran military and her mother was a civilian nurse for the planet's National Health Service. She is the second child of four. Her older brother, Fud, is also in Starfleet as an engineer. She was born during the Occupation-something that still stings greatly when she allows herself to wallow in it, which she isn’t prone to. They fled Bajor, seeking asylum on a Federation starbase, and that was her first exposure to the Fleet. Her father ended up joining the Fleet as a civilian doctor. From there, Reeza was able to lead a more normal life, going to school, playing kick ball, and enjoying the freedoms that Federation life gave her. Her parents retired to Earth in the Sol System, where they currently live, as they do not wish to return to Bajor.
Reeza has always been a helpful person, from the time she was small. She has always been that friend that her girl friends would turn to for advice about home, school, and boys. Her father confided in her sometimes, because she had a head for practical solutions, while her mother was more flighty about things like the budget, household running, and etc. She often helped her elders, too, doing light housework, or cooking, cleaning, and fetching shopping. It was just how she was wired, and knew she wanted to be a counselor or nurse when she grew up.
After high school (secondary), she applied to the Starfleet Academy. Her older brother was already in the Academy, though he was specializing in engineering. She chose Medicine, as she's always wanted to make a difference in people's lives. She graduated near the top of her class, in the top 15, but not the best.
At the Academy, she met her future husband, Cuyu Erol, another Bajoran from a different region. They married immediately after graduation, and after a short time apart for further training, they were posted together. A year later, their daughter was born. The birth ended up needing to be "saved" by a Caesarean section procedure, because the girl was upside down at birth. Mom and daughter were fine, and they both recovered quickly. Later that year, Erol was killed in a freak accident when a coupler exploded in a wiring panel he was attempting to fix, which also killed his boss.
She chose to leave their current ship due to the memories, but it took several months to get another posting, and it was difficult to mourn AND raise a baby. Eventually, she sought out a period of time with the counselor, and after a bit of time (about 8 months), was back on her feet, though she wasn't "OK." Her second posting was a good fresh start, and she was able to feel OK again within a year.
Since, Reeza has casually dated both men and women of all races, though none of them have been serious enough to meet her daughter, and she is very careful about who the girl is exposed to.
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2334-38, USS Hope Hospital Ship, Medical Officer LtJG (short posting due to the death of her spouse)
2338-40, USS Issedon, ACMO, LtJG-Lt.
2340-44, USS Andromeda, CMO, Lt.