|Doctor Maya, 2155|
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Maya was born almost five decades ago in a repressive, conservative region on Vulcan. She entered the medical field as a sexual therapist while working her way through medical school. During pon farr, the time of mating adult Vulcans undergo a neurochemical imbalance that takes on a form of madness (culminating in the plak tow, or blood fever. If left untreated, a Vulcan will die in an average of eight standard days. Not all Vulcans are married, so a specialized medical service exists to provide the needed treatment that all Vulcans need.
Maya specialized in nervous disorders at the Vulcan Medical Academy and is considered one of the foremost neurosurgeons in the sector. While training for psychology courses, Maya studied telepathic techniques in order to help the mentally disabled. It was discovered that she was a natural telepath. Maya’s family wasn’t wealthy or well-connected but she did manage to get her medical education subsidized by the Vulcan High Command in exchange for serving aboard one of their starships. While serving aboard the D’kyr she learned about the Interspecies Medical Exchange.
The Interspecies Medical Exchange was an interstellar program initiated by the Vulcan High Command in the late 2130s. The program involved several Alpha and Beta Quadrant governments, including: Earth, Vulcan, Denobula and Mazar. It was a medical exchange program that allowed doctors from each planet to volunteer their services on alien worlds with the intent to better their understanding of xenobiology. Although her own people showed little interest in the program Maya was fascinated by all the different cultures and peoples. She mustered out and entered the program as soon as she could. This was what she had been waiting for: A chance to see the galaxy, meet new people, and make friends. In other words: Start over and find a place she truly belongs.
While serving with the Medical Exchange she learned the same thing the Vulcans taught humanity back in 2063: That there were other cultures out there and the way of life one grew up with wasn’t the only one available. When the Xindi attacked Earth, she volunteered to be the ship’s physician for the USS Discovery, the fourth of Earth’s NX class starships.
This is her first posing aboard a Terran vessel. So far the majority of her interactions with humanity has been as a civilian
|Chief Medical Officer of Discovery NX-04
2155 – Present