Karynn Ehlanii Brice originally intended on becoming a science officer, following an interest first stirred by her grandparents at the age of three, but during her fourth year at the academy, the Haliian discovered her new passion: counseling. Since graduating in 2384, she has served on three vessels, including the famed USS Ronin and USS Independence, where she served under the command of such esteemed officers as Ben Walker and David Cody. It was through Walker’s wedding that Karynn met her future husband Ethan Brice, and though the two had been fortunate to serve on the same ships during most of their relationship, they now are continuing their marriage long-distance, with Ethan on the USS Apollo and Karynn on the USS Drake. Ironically, having worked her way up to the rank of commander with much of that time spent as a counselor, it is only recently that Karynn has returned to her first love of the sciences, now serving as the Drake‘s chief science officer.
Karynn’s story is one of perseverance. Whether it was overcoming her disappointment about failing her initial Academy Entrance Exam or gaining the confidence to help lead her shipmates through challenging times, first as their counselor and later as their first officer, Karynn has demonstrated throughout her years in the fleet that officers don’t have to sacrifice their compassion or become militaristic, harsh, or overbearing as they move up the ranks. In the words of her previous CO David Cody, Karynn “is familiar to us all. This officer, has always been a bright and shining star and is, at least in my opinion, one of the best officers I’ve had the pleasure of serving with.”
Commander Brice’s bio will be displayed on the wiki’s front page for the month of November. As always, you can find out more about the contest at its wiki page or in its forum. Be sure to drop by and submit your own nominations for the next round