Fleet Corps of Engineering
Ardina’s mother past away when she was born. Her father worked for several different universities in the biology departments. Ardina’s mother had been a chemist, and between what she learned from her father and what she played with from her mother’s home kit, Ardina became very comfortable with both disciplines at a young age. Rather than hiring a sitter for her, her father would take her to class with him instead. By age 10, tired of listening to her father’s lectures, she started sitting in on the other classes that were held at the same time. Since she was quiet and attentive, the other professors didn’t mind. By the age of 15, she started taking the classes as an actual student. Thanks to her early lessons, she did extremely well on most of the sciences. She graduated at the top of her class, and started teaching as a grad student.
Adding loved the university environment, but she was bored with teaching and wanted to focus on research. She had spent several years working at a prestigious university on Vibrant 10 when she was recruited by the military based on her published work to work as a science officer on one of their explorers. She jumped at the chance, knowing this meant she could eventually be one of the first to see new worlds, and that it would allow her to focus on research. Ardina eventually wants to be the head of the science division. She plans to get rich off her exploits, one way or another.