|Siblings:|| Remedios (sister)|
Both of her parents' scientific interests and inventions led her to her career in Starfleet.
Throughout her childhood, Amaranta Fernandes spent a lot of time aboard the USS Auckland (NCC-4100) with her siblings, Remedios and Antonio, and her parents as the latter two tested various prototype equipment they had invented.
Sometime during her teenage years, her parents' experiments with a coaxial warp drive aboard the Auckland went horribly wrong, severely damaging the ship and issuing an abandon ship order from the ship's captain. Amaranta survived this incident, and the survivors spent several weeks on a planet affected by the aftermath, nearly driving them all insane. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Salvation")
Amaranta Fernandes was related to:
- Dr. Xavier Fernandes, her father;
- Dr. Maria Fernandes, her mother;
- Remedios Fernandes, her older sister;
- Antonio Fernandes, her younger brother.
In 2372, Amaranta Fernandes was finishing an assignment on Betazed. Her next mission was second-in-command of a deep space mission aboard the USS Tupuna. She tried to convince Tony to join her on the Tupuna in the hope that getting him away from the Federation would help him finally get over the death of his former partner, Olivia De Luca, aboard the USS Wellington. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "An Innocent Time")
- Named after the character in One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.