USS Galileo :: Biography - Jasper Marsh

USS Galileo

Lieutenant JG Jasper Marsh

Name Jasper James Marsh Ph.D.

Position Geoengineer

Rank Lieutenant JG

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 31
Date of Birth Oct 1, 2359
Place of Birth Nottingham, Earth

Starfleet ID

Serial Number LD-623-8410
Security Clearance Level 5
Duty Shift Pending
Office Deck 4 - Planetary Development Lab
Quarters 04-2522 JO
Roommate Zane Neptune

Physical Appearance

Height 6'3"
Weight 188 lbs
Hair Color Auburn
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Jasper is tall and athletic. He has a defined jaw and youthful good looks. His short hair a distinctive blonde/auburn, and kept relatively neat. He has a dominant stature, stands tall and looks sure of himself, all of which contrasts with his relaxed dress and attitude.
Body Art None


Spouse None
Children None
Father Joseph Marsh, Engineer, 63
Mother Danielle Marsh (nee. Roberts), Teacher, 60
Brother(s) Adam Patrick Marsh, 29
Sister(s) None
Other Family No significant

Personality & Traits

General Overview A personable man, Jasper has built a career in science, a working environment constructed around fostering intellect and idea, rather than organisation and order. He is relaxed, referring to his colleagues by their names, viewing their ranks and supplementary to their importance as people.

He is a scientist at heart, stringent and methodical, but chaotic and disorganised. He keeps his office full of trinkets, padds and books, and spends more time there than in his quarters, but still takes time to relax and socialise, preferring to spend time with like-minded people.
Strengths - Friendly and personable, Jasper seeks to get on with most people and relies upon his wit and intellect to get him out of a bad situation.
- Academically bright, his achievements and understanding of science have led him to publish several papers on geosciences.
Weaknesses - Misunderstanding of intimacy, he mistakes flirting and advances as friendliness and as such has had difficulty developing close interpersonal relationships.
- Lack of respect for structure of ranks and authority, has led him to frustrate some former COs and lead to questions over his continued service in Starfleet.
Ambitions Jasper, in his professional life, seeks to discover new meaning to things and progress science and his own understanding. He enjoys sharing his research with whomever will listen and has published work on a regular basis since graduation.

In his personal life, Jasper seeks to develop some close friendships and hopes one day to found a family.
Hobbies & Interests Although much of Jasper’s time is spent reading, researching or writing articles for the variety of published science journals, he takes time to enjoy the holodeck, particularly interactive mysteries; running; and training to combat his sedentary, office-based lifestyle.
Vernacular Received pronunciation, deep, clipped.
Orientation Bisexual
Language(s) Spoken Standard, Andorian

Personal History On Thursday 1st October 2359, Jasper James Marsh was born to Joseph and Danielle at Queens Medical College, Nottinghamshire, England, Earth. He was the first child of the couple who had been together almost a decade. At the time his father was a middle manager engineer, in a company producing tritanium for starship construction; his mother, a teacher a local college.

The family changed little during Jasper’s childhood, with the major exception of the arrival of his brother, Adam, two years later. Despite being determined not to, his parents focused slightly more attention on their younger child, though not to the detriment of Jasper, who had now started his early schooling and was more than happy to spend time playing and reading.

Jasper progressed through his school years, bringing home report cards varying from good to outstanding in every subject other than sport; his brother was the exact opposite, a keen sportsman, but a poor academic. Jasper particularly excelled in the sciences, fascinated with experimentation to prove theory. Ever the orator, he thrived in explaining his science reports as his parents proof-read his work.

Studying geosciences at Bachelors level was a natural progression for the young academic, unsure of where his career would lead. He was admitted to the University of Durham in 2376, where he would remain for most of the following ten years. In 2379, following graduating with a first class honours degree in geoscience, Jasper remained at the university at the suggestion of his peers, to read geosciences at doctorate level.

He conducted research for four years, before commencing the write-up of his paper ‘The formation of a world: A study on the Genesis Project and the future of terraforming’ which detailed the post-Genesis transformation of planetary terraforming science and practices.

On completion of the research, Jasper had found an interest in Starfleet, initially from reading their science reports and research from Genesis, but as he delved further he found the ever-expanding scientific exploration missions of Starfleet fascinating. He applied to Starfleet Academy in 2382, and was admitted to officer training, with a focus on Science in 2383.

He spent his spare time completing his doctorate paper, submitting it shortly before his graduation for the Academy, but he still had time to socialise and interact with people, discovering new friendships and hobbies. It was in the hills outside San Francisco that fellow cadet, Jon Armstrong, introduced Jasper to mountain biking, one of the few ‘sports’ he enjoys today.

Starfleet History In 2384, Jasper graduated from the Academy, and was assigned to the Excelsior-class USS Republic as a Science officer, serving under Lt.Cmdr. Samantha York. York was a capable scientist and a excellent mentor, and rapidly worked at developing Jasper’s inter-disciplinary skills to allow him to progress.

The Republic, while he served on board, was engaged in three first contact missions; including Starfleet's first recorded contact with a sentient, biped plant-based race. His curiosity in the various disciplines of science piqued during the mission, while he worked with sociologists, biologists and anthropologists to understand the race and their culture.

He reflected on the mission, commenting that he had learned more in two years aboard a starship about science than he had in 9 years at university.

Medical History Jasper has tissue scarring on his right and left elbows, almost invisible to the naked eye, along with the remnants of a broken rib, following falling off his bike during shore leave.

He has no long-term medical conditions and has been deemed fit for duty by Starfleet Medical.
Service Record 2376 – 2379 : University of Durham, BSc Geoscience
2379 - 2380 : University of Durham, MSc Planetary Geology
2381 – 2385 : University of Durham, PhD: The formation of a world: A study on the Genesis Project and the future of terraforming.

2383 : Starfleet Academy, Officer Training – Science
2384 – 2390 : USS Republic, Science Officer

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