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Chief Petty Officer Monika Boyan

Name Monika Boyan

Position Helmsman

Rank Chief Petty Officer

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 39

Physical Appearance

Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description


Spouse NA
Children NA
Brother(s) Two
Sister(s) One
Other Family Magnus

A grandfather

Personality & Traits

General Overview Monika is a solid and tough woman.
Strengths & Weaknesses Neat and orderly, she cannot abide disfunction, at the same time she also has difficulty in seeing beyond the literal.
Hobbies & Interests Few dare ask Boyan about her personal life

Personal History Monika Yelena Boyan was born in the port town and administrative center of Magadan Oblast, Russia, where her parents were local government employees. Her childhood was tough with the harsh Arctic winters, and she learned very early on to hide her weaknesses. To survive, things had to be done a certain way and so a regimented way of life appealed to her. Her grandfather taught her ice fishing and skiing.

Monika's future seemed to be destined to be literally and figuratively frozen in her hometown, until her mother got assigned as a transporter operator in the transit station. Young Monika would watch fascinated as her mother whisked people away in a golden haze on what she thought were grand adventures to the other side of the world or even outer space! Inspired, when she was older, Monika joined the crew of a freighter on her own grand adventure. Chatting with a crewmate, she learned about Starfleet and the opportunities available in that organisation, and after just three voyages Monika swapped uniforms.

After training, Monika served on various outposts as a transport pilot. A memorable highlight included piloting a shuttlecraft through a Force-2 ion storm. Aboard the craft as a passenger was a Lieutenant Commander Styles who commended Boyan on her flying skills and suggested that should he command a starship, he would be happy to have her aboard. Monika was impressed with his bearing and his command attitude.

Eventually, in 2285, she did end up serving with Styles aboard the Excelsior. The night before the Excelsior was to be launched from spacedock, Monika had switched her shift to allow a comrade one more night ashore. She was therefore on duty on the bridge when Admiral James Kirk was attempting to steal the USS Enterprise. In the ensuing chase, Boyan did not have total helm control as Excelsior's new head of engineering, Captain Montgomery Scott, who was Kirk's former chief engineer, had sabotaged the transwarp drive. The crestfallen and defeated expression of Captain Styles as the ship was towed slowly back to Spacedock hardened Monika's heart and appraisal of Kirk and his crew - famous or infamous.

Service Record Space Station K9
USS Excelsior
USS Delphinus
USS Minerva