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Lieutenant Astrid Jurgen

Name Astrid Jurgen

Position Assistant Chief Engineering Officer

Rank Lieutenant

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Home Planet Earth
Age 36
Actor/Actress Laura Vandervoort

Physical Appearance

Height 5'6"
Weight 116lb
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Usually described as having an 'athletic' build, Astrid's small frame makes her ideally suited for small engineering spaces.


Marital Status single
Spouse / Significant Other N/A
Children N/A
Father Sven Jurgen
Mother Maria Jurgen

Personality & Traits

General Overview Astrid is generally quiet, taking in information and paying attention, but not one to talk unless she feels she has something worthwhile to contribute - a hangover from her upbringing on the transport. This is sometimes mistaken for her being emotionless and cold, but in fact she has a rather mischievous sense of humour, as well as an undercurrent of anger that occasionally flares up - although not as much these days, lessons were learned at the academy!
Strengths & Weaknesses S - Incredibly analytical, very good at problem solving as a result
S - Skilled with her hands, making her adept at using tools

W - Quiet, especially around strangers, can be hard to engage in conversation
W - Prone to bursts of anger if riled up
Ambitions Astrid has a small list of things she wants to achieve:
1 - Get off the Cronvanger - DONE
2 - Enlist in Starfleet - DONE
3 - Become a Chief Engineer - DONE
4 - Let's see ...
Hobbies & Interests - Music
- Old Technology

Personal History Born to Sven and Maria Jurgen, Astrid grew up on board a long haul freight transport, the Cronvanger, spending most of her young life using the large vessel as an adventure playground.

Her father insisted she understood how the ships systems functioned, as more often than not the ageing vessel was undergoing running repairs, the crew often joking that very little of the original vessel remained anymore. This meant her normal schooling was often substituted with educational trips into the depths of the Cronvanger to deal with one problem or another.

Despite her father’s hopes that she would be interested in taking over the business when she was old enough, Astrid found that she had very little desire to stay aboard the ageing Freighter - instead applying to Starfleet when she got the chance.
Service Record Her time at the academy was notable for two reasons. The first was that she was several years older than the other cadets in her classes - the Cronvanger’s schedule meaning her enrolment was delayed.

The second was that she seemed to have an aptitude for getting involved in fights. A combination of her taking things said to her very literally (a hangover from life aboard the freighter) and her clearly nordic looks resulted in a great many misunderstandings in the first few years of academy life, almost resulting in her expulsion on one occasion.

However, despite all this she graduated and was initially posted to Space Dock; even after her repeated requests to be posted aboard a starship. After a few years serving on the large space station, she was then stationed on the USS Culross. There she honed her skills, and after several promotions, she was finally offered the role of Chief Engineer on a Nova class vessel, the USS Mark Miller.