Early life & careerEdit
Valentina was accepted for Starfleet Academy in 2282. While there, she met future Lexington crew members Jason Tovey-Whitfield and Saavik and served on the USS Enterprise during the Battle of the Mutara Nebula.
Valentina was the first human to earn top honors in Celestial Navigation, beating out both the Vulcan and Deltan candidates in the program at the time. She was surprised that she was assigned to the Enterprise for that ill-fated midshipman’s cruise when the ship was attacked by the renegade Khan Singh. Valentina had been manning the environmental console (Saavik had been assigned as science officer but moved to navigation when Kirk took command, leaving Valentina without a job) when the Enterprise was first attacked, during which she had been instrumental in decontaminating the engine room but moved to the port torpedo room and remained there until after the engagement had been concluded in the Mutara Nebula and Enterprise returned to Earth.
After a week’s leave, Valentina received orders to the new build Constitution-class starship USS Antietam (NCC-1890), where she was again paired with her Academy friend Tovey-Whitfield. In one mission, Antietam answered a distress call issued by a gaggle of freighters being attacked by Klingon renegades. Antietam engaged and drove off the Klingons and she found herself assigned to a landing party for damage assessment on one of the freighters. It was she who found that some Klingons had remained and a heavy fight ensued. All but one crewmember returned: Valentina had been hit and was presumed dead.
Valentina was sent to Starfleet Medical after her rescue by the Antietam's crew. A month later, she received orders to report to the new U.S.S. Lexington under the command of Captain Alexander McKnight. Tovey-Whitfield was there to meet her and they were again paired as helmsman and navigator.
Most of her classmates and her peers are on the Lexington, most of whom served under James Kirk in 2286.
Family and personal lifeEdit
Valentina is an only child.
- Lieutenant (j.g.), Junior Navigator, USS Antietam, NCC-1890 (2286)
- Lieutenant, Senior Navigator, USS Lexington, NCC-1709-A (2286-2290)