Lieutenant Genevieve Oliver

Name Genevieve Skye Oliver M.D., Ph.D.

Position Chief Counselor

Rank Lieutenant


Stats

  • 13 Mission Posts

Last Post

Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 @ 7:11pm

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 35

Physical Appearance

Height 5'6"
Weight 119 lbs.
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Genevieve is of medium height and is slimly built. She is pale-skinned and has inquisitive blue eyes, with a ready smile.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Doctor Aidan Oliver
Mother Doctor Lillian Foster-Grant
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) Anna Oliver (Adoptive)
Other Family
Marie Trousseau, Biological Mother
Peter Trousseau, Biological Father (Deceased)

Personality & Traits

General Overview
Despite her life experiences which might have taught her otherwise, Genevieve is generally an optimist and a nurturer at heart. She is intelligent, determined, and a hard worker. She has a strong sense of humor and often uses sarcasm in times of stress. Genevieve is a friendly person and is someone who will have only a few close friends but will generally make an effort to get to know everyone around her, at least on a surface level because she enjoys feeling connected to other people, especially given the stressful nature of intelligence work.

Strengths & Weaknesses Genevieve’s biggest strength is that she knows who she is and what she has to offer professionally, and she doesn’t ever feel the need to “stray outside her lane.” She considers herself to be a psychiatrist first and an Intel agent second, and she doesn’t mind taking a supportive role as long as she believes what she is doing is contributing to the overall mission. She is a dedicated and ethical professional who isn’t afraid to voice her opinions and advocate as her profession demands, even when her arguments clash with SFI goals. She is protective of though she serves with and is passionate about her role as a confidante to those who are unable or unwilling to share everything they’ve done in the name of protecting the Federation.

Although her work with SCIS provided her with some experience on how to navigate multiple roles, Genevieve still struggles at times to juggle her obligations as a healer and her obligations as an intelligence officer. Although she firmly believes in all of their efforts to protect Federation citizens from the dangers in the shadows, having to take a more detached analytical, unemotional attitude for certain tasks can take its toll on her. Genevieve is a healer at heart and sometimes it can be difficult for her to suppress those instincts to be the objective observer who is sometimes called upon to psychologically manipulate people for her team’s benefit. In addition, while Genevieve is a friendly and outgoing person generally, it takes more energy from her to be this way compared to a more naturally extroverted person. Under extreme personal stress, Genevieve’s tendency is to isolate herself first, then reach out to others to process her emotions.

Ambitions Genevieve’s greatest ambition is to someday marry and have children.
Hobbies & Interests Genevieve generally prefers intellectual pursuits over physical ones, but she exercises regularly to keep in shape as the regulations and her own profession demands. She genuinely enjoys keeping up to date on the latest research in her fields of practice and enjoys working on her own research projects in her spare time. Her current projects concern therapeutic efforts to help trauma survivors or minimally invasive techniques to gather information from traumatized witnesses.

Personal History Genevieve was “gifted” to Lillian and Aidan Oliver by her biological mother, Marie, when Genevieve was barely three years old. According to family lore, Lillian and Aiden, then Starfleet physicians on a humanitarian mission to Sigil Three, a planet torn apart by civil war, met Marie and her husband Peter, also physicians, on the same mission and became fast friends. When Peter was killed in front of all three of them by one of the leaders of the warring factions for daring to lend medical aid to someone from the other side, Marie was understandably devastated and fell into a deep depression. Although Marie received treatment on and off for months, she told her best friends she knew she would never be the same and she begged them to take her little girl.

Lillian and Aidan refused at first, believing as healers Marie would eventually heal and want to be surrounded by her last reminder of Peter, but after watching Marie go in and out of psychological care for months, they relented, partly out of a desire to protect the little girl they already loved as their own and partly out of survivor’s guilt for not being able to stop Peter from being killed. They returned to San Francisco and took jobs as Starfleet Academy instructors, neither one wanting to continue their lives as humanitarian aid workers after what they’d been through and now that they had a child to care for. Marie maintained contact with her daughter for a short while, but eventually contact became less and less. Genevieve would learn later Marie continued her downward mental spiral, developing addictions to alcohol and various illicit substances. To date, Genevieve hasn’t had contact with her mother over twenty years.

Despite her troubled start in life, Lillian and Aidan were always honest with her about her past and Genevieve always felt loved, even when her baby half-sister, Anna came along.
Perhaps driven by genes or perhaps by social influence, no one was surprised when Genevieve proved to be a smart, well-liked student who decided to pursue an education in medicine in preparation for a career in Starfleet. A far bigger surprise, however, was Genevieve’s decision to pursue training in forensic and trauma psychiatry.

Although Lillian and Aiden would attest they had no idea what had been swirling in their daughter’s head growing up, they would admit at times she could become much more withdrawn and pensive than her peers. Eighteen-year-old Genevieve would go on to explain her passionate desire to understand the minds of the people who had profoundly shaped her life. This included the man who killed her father, her biological mother, who despite everyone’s best efforts could not seem to get better, and the minds of her adoptive parents, whom, she asserted gently, were still wounded by what they had witnessed that terrible day. Her parents made no secret of their fears surrounding a potential life in Starfleet, but ultimately, they believed it wasn’t their place to stop Genevieve from pursuing her dreams.

She thrived at Starfleet Academy and then Starfleet Medical in large part because she could escape the weight of her past. She still maintained her desire to understand and treat troubled minds and hearts because of her personal experiences, but she could also develop additional more healthy motivations that didn’t keep her stuck in the past. In particular, Genevieve developed a passion for helping others who had witnessed and experienced a variety of traumatic situations, and her forensic psychiatry training helped her to understand the minds and motivations of victims and offenders alike. In particular, she felt an obligation to help juries and judges understand the impact of psychological trauma on behavior, knowledge that still seems to be applied haphazardly in cases, even in the 24th century.

Upon graduation, she was recruited for a staff psychiatrist position with the Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service. Genevieve earned a reputation for being a fair and objective professional who could develop psychological profiles, assist with interviews and interrogations, provide crisis counseling and victim advocacy as well as expert testimony. After several joint investigations with Starfleet Intelligence, Genevieve was approached by an SFI recruiter who said she was looking for someone with Oliver’s skill set. It took Genevieve a long time to make a decision because she wasn’t sure if there really was a place for a healer like her in such a world. She also couldn’t deny such roles would put her in perhaps even greater danger than her own parents had been. Ultimately, her desire to do more than just react to tragedies but to help actively prevent them won out, and she agreed to enter an accelerated intelligence training program.

The intelligence training was far more intense than anything she’d ever experienced, and it took her some time to adjust her mindset to fit with the demands of her new role, but she found she not only enjoyed her new challenges, but she wasn’t bad at them either. She also found her colleagues were far more receptive to what she had to offer in terms of profiling, behavior analysis, interview and interrogation strategies, and even therapeutic support then the stereotypes may have suggested. After completing her training, she accepted a position as Assistant Chief Counselor aboard the Starfleet intelligence vessel USS Kersarge. When it was decommissioned four years later, she received word she would be reassigned to the USS Kumari as its Chief Counselor.

Service Record 2371 - 2374: Starfleet Academy
2374 - 2378: Starfleet Medical Academy
2378 - 2381: Starfleet Medical – Ph.D. (Forensic and Trauma Psychiatry)
2381 - 2384: Staff Psychiatrist, Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service
2384 - 2385: Starfleet Intelligence Training - Behavior Analysis Specialty
2385 - 2388 Assistant Chief Counselor, USS Kersarge
Present: Chief Counselor, USS Kumari