December 2020: Character of the Month – Lieutenant (junior grade) Rachele Cortez
The fourth chief armoury officer on board the Challenger, Lieutenant Rachele Cortez was handpicked by her commanding officer to be his deputy initially. After being on the ship for almost nine months, the Puerto Rican armoury officer is now in charge of defending the third NX-class ship. Here are five facts about her:
- She has a non-identical twin brother called Santiago.
- Her wife, Sasha, was killed in the Xindi attack in 2152.
- Initially she went to Boston University to study International Politics.
- She excelled in most areas at Starfleet Training Command, including piloting and engineering. However she enjoyed her classes linked to armoury specialism the most.
- She enjoys boxing as a way of relaxing when she can.
You can find out more about Cortez, here!