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|Josephine "Jo" Schmidt|
|Lieutenant Jo Schmidt|
|Born:||November 21, 2349|
|Assignment(s):|| Banshee Squadron,|
|Occupation:|| Starfighter pilot,|
Chief Science Officer, USS Eternity
|Lieutenant Commander Jo Schmidt|
Because of the high demand for pilots during the Dominion War, Jo was recruited into the Banshees straight out of the Academy despite her training in the sciences thanks to her excellent flight scores while a member of Nova Squadron. The Banshees were disbanded following the war, so she returned to her first love, science, and served for a few months aboard a small science ship charting stellar drift. When the summons came the next year to regroup with her old wingmates, she jumped at the chance, which was all the more tempting to her when she heard they would rendezvous with the USS Knight, assigned to explore the far end of the Alpha Quadrant.
After their tour of duty on the Knight was completed, the Banshees were reassigned to Starbase 901 beyond the Briar Patch. While there, Jo was responsible for discovering a new form of life on a small planetoid in the region. She and Samantha Beckett whimsically named the new life form "Smelly Jelly", after its predominant physical characteristic. In 2383, Jo discovered artifacts left behind by the Ancients on the planet Kurnugi on the other side of the Black Gate. Through her research, she discovered an entire galaxy-spanning network of artificial wormholes, including the Black Gate and the Guardian of Forever.
Jo was very intelligent, strong willed, committed, and occasionally obsessive about her work. Very loyal to the team. Tended to let her heart rule rather than her head but did it out of love for what she did. Kind. Could be scatterbrained or absent-minded when preoccupied with a scientifically interesting problem. Her friends called these her "blonde moments". Nothing made Jo happier than tinkering with a new piece of technology or puzzling over a new scientific theory.
Skills and abilitiesEdit
Small craft combat piloting.
Jo had a General IQ of 195. (The average human IQ is between 85 and 120.) She intuitively mastered new things.
Ph.D.s in Quantum and Warp Physics, Metalurgy, Biology and Mathematics. Very knowledgeable in many other fields including Stellar Cartography, Exo-archeology, Linguistics, and holds a Class 4 Computer Rating.