Ensign Jocelyn Zemke
Chief Operations Officer
Starfleet Service Number: JZ-07182372-TWD
Command Access Authorisation Code: Zemke-three-four-Charlie-Bravo
Voice Authentication Code: Zemke-Alpha-One-D
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Jocelyn is of typical height and weight for a human female, meeting standardized biometric benchmarks for Federation service. She is slender and athletically toned, maintaining a delicate and feminine physique. Darker golden brown hair is kept at chin length, behind her ears, complimenting her fair porcelain skin and accentuating cognac brown eyes. She has a relaxed posture and can often be seen with her arms crossed or braced on her hips.
Jocelyn is an only child, and the only female among her 12 cousins. She is considered the family “jewel” in the Zemke legacy of German cops, soldiers, and Starfleet Security Officers. As a child, she learned to play rough, eat fast, and fight hard in order to survive in the Zemke pack. Outgoing and curious, she enjoys spending time with a variety of friends and family. She can be quick tempered and prone to making snap judgement which she later regrets. However, she trusts her instincts and tries to make decisions based on her experience, education, and training.
Ambitions, Hobbies and Interests
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Strong Leadership: Charismatic, optimistic, and inspiring, she has the vision and a plan for almost any situation. She values collaboration and attempts to delegate tasks according to skill in order to enhance morale and ensure successful outcomes.
+ Organized: Thrives on predictability and control in both her personal and professional life. She is observant of details and mindful of resources planning three or four steps in advance to create measurable goals and objectives.
+ Self-Assured: Unafraid of change, Jocelyn clings to her gut, trusting her instincts, knowledge, and training to arrive at effective and viable solutions. She has high self-esteem and believes in herself and personal character.
+Assertive: Learned the importance of voicing her opinion and setting boundaries in a world of men. She is not afraid to make herself known in a conversation and put someone in their place if needed.
– Impatient: Often the first to speak, Jocelyn can be quick to make judgement, sometimes regretting such quick action without thinking. She prefers immediate action to be taken after plan development and is always eager to get started.
– Insensitive: Emotions and feelings are a sensitive topic. She is made uncomfortable by the sharing of emotions, finding it difficult to deal with her own. She prefers physical outlets as a means of venting negative feelings. Jocelyn will sometimes speak before thinking and blurt out statements she later regrets.
– Stubborn: Once a plan has been developed and work has begun, it can be difficult for Jocelyn to adapt. She is especially espoused to her own plans and ideas, often sorely afflicted when passed over.
Pre-Starfleet Historical Data
Jocelyn was born in the year 2372 to Madeliene and Mark Zemke, in the town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Zemke family was large and predominately consisted of male heirs. Her father was one of six children and she, herself, was the only girl among 12 cousins. The Zemke family went back generations, even before the founding of the Federation. The family maintained a business supplying personnel for security, intelligence, and soldiering, while another division focused on research and development for offensive and defensive equipment as well as cybersecurity. The retired family elders focused on maintaining the business, while the next generation finished their careers in Starfleet and other ventures.
Jocelyn was considered the “jewel” in the Zemke legacy of German cops, soldiers, and Starfleet Security Officers. The family instilled the importance of family by instilling values of loyalty, honor, and sacrifice. In order to keep up with her cousins, Jocelyn learned to play rough, eat fast and fight back. She performed well academically and maintained an honor status throughout her secondary education, leaving with no reports of misconduct or absenteeism. She displayed a talent for mathematics and computer technologies and was encouraged to develop those talents, in hopes that it would keep her far from danger’s reach.
In 2385, Jocelyn’s father was stationed on the USS Atlantis. The ship was returning to drydock for refit and repair, when it received a distress signal from the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards and nearby Mars Orbital Facility. Her father died in the line of duty defending the shipyards and orbital facility. Thirteen years old, Jocelyn was significantly impacted by her father’s death. Her family surrounded her with love and support. She was introduced to boxing and martial arts and found it to be an outlet for sad and depressive feelings.
The death of her father encouraged Jocelyn to continue her studies in mathematics and software engineering. She became obsessed with synths, more specifically their programming, determined to understand how the attack on Mars could have been prevented. In honor of her father, and in keeping with family tradition, Jocelyn applied to Starfleet Academy’s School of Engineering and was accepted. She focused her studies on components engineering, programming, and operations.
Starfleet Service History
The transition to Starfleet Academy was easy for Cadet Zemke. In many respects, campus felt a lot like home with several hundred more cousins coming and going throughout the day. As a first year cadet, she shared a room with another human female named Yasmin Kahlil. The two were complete opposites, which became fertile ground for a blossoming friendship. The two bonded over familiar Starfleet legacies, sports, and movies; each introducing the other to unique personal preferences and favorites opposite of the other.
Jocelyn was assigned to the USS Ulysses after graduation. She spent the first few months adapting to life onboard a starship. It was a significant adjustment, after time spent at the Academy. She had been so excited to get to space, and suddenly found herself isolated and alone. She remained in contact with Yasmin, with whom a budding romance was beginning, and several other core friends; missing the daily comradery and extracurricular activities offered at the Academy.
Jocelyn, still within her first year of service, had been cited with exemplary work by colleagues. In absence of a Chief Operations Officer, Jocelyn was approached by the Command Team with the offer to become Chief Operations Officer. Thrilled at the offer, she accepted. As the new Chief, Jocelyn began working closely with the Chief Engineer to investigative system wide malfunctions taking place on the Ulysses.
Starfleet Service Record
2389-2390 – First year Cadet, Starfleet Academy
2390-2391 – Second Year Cadet, Starfleet Academy
2391-2392 – Third Year Cadet, Starfleet Academy
2392-2393 – Fourth Year Cadet, Starfleet Academy, Commissioned Ensign
2393-2394 – Operations Officer, USS Ulysses
2394 – Chief Operation’s Officer, USS Ulysses
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