Antoinelle Marie Deveraux was born in New Orleans in 2360. She was raised in a naturally multi-linguistic environment and culture, so she was already able to speak and understand several languages, and showed an aptitude for learning them.
Deveraux entered Starfleet Academy in 2378. Her linguistic aptitude proved itself quickly, when among her fellow cadets, though her own personality and interests geared her towards a more tactical training program. She made many friends, and several of her graduating classmates were assigned together in 2382.