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Lieutenant JG Matthew Plumeri

Name Matthew Thomas Plumeri

Position Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human/Fontalan (Colonist)
Age 26
Date of Birth First of Alessandro, 4756 in Ordinary Time (Fontalan Calendar) or Stardate 45750.6 (October 1st, 2368 CE)
Place of Birth Grand City of Serse, Vinulata District, Fontalis

Starfleet ID

Serial Number XD-945-5003
Security Clearance Level 5
Duty Shift Beta

Physical Appearance

Height 5'10" (1.55m)
Weight 180lbs (81.2kg)
Hair Color Blond
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Matthew has a good build and likes to keep a regular workout routine. He has a muscular, fit build. He likes to workout in the gym when off-duty. He also likes his holodeck stories. His hair is kept shorter than Federation standard. He has an older brother who is in the Starfleet Marine Corps and probably picked up that habit from him. He has no distinguishing scars or blemishes. Maybe his face and shoulders are a bit too sun spotted from spending so much time out of doors.
Body Art None


Spouse None
Children None
Father Tommaso Plumeri
Mother Yaniris Plumeri (nee Giordano)
Brother(s) Nicholas Plumeri, Heavy Weapons Specialist Marine assigned to USS Gladiator.
Sister(s) Meredith Vandergrift (nee Plumeri)
Other Family Thomas Vandergrift, brother-in-law.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Matthew Plumeri is a very likeable guy. He is good natured, he is curious and loves to learn. He is passionate about meeting and interacting with alien cultures and hopes one day to be on a first contact mission. He loves to laugh and enjoys a good joke. When it comes to work, he is very professional and he knows his history. He has a special fascination and love for ancient civilizations. That is probably because he comes from a planet that is rich with alien history. He was born on Fontalis in Serse, the capital. When he was 3 months old his mother became a Federation citizen having dual citizenship. His father, Tommasso, is fully Human. Matthew, his brother Nicholas and his sister Meredith are therefore ½ Human and ½ Fontalan. Fontalis is an out of the way planet located in the Alpha Quadrant 700 light years from the Barratae star cluster. He learned about and loved the rich history of his father's world (Earth) and of his home and considers himself a citizen of them both.
Strengths Matt is a strong willed guy. He is clear and decisive but not arrogant. He can think clearly and logically and is very loyal to his friends. He is smart and curious and inquisitive by nature. He is a fun person to be around and everyone feels at ease around him. He has a great smile.

Technical Aptitude: Astrophysics - Gravitational wave theory “Gravitational Dissonance and the Expanding Universe” (published Starfleet Academy paper), Astrophysics – Archaeoastronomy, Daystrom Technical Institute student lecture series, “This is the Golden Age”. Matthew has a love for stars and celestial mechanics. He can look at the night sky and tell you about the stars in it. Better yet, he is a great storyteller about the galaxies and formations they are in. The best part is, he’s the guy you want when it’s campfire time on a dark open plain on a clear night.

Ancient and Alien Civilizations – University of Serse – Inter-world Exchange Credits for Archaeology – Sociocultural. Matthew excels at the study of people and places, how they lived, what they thought and what they did and how they lived. History is alive, and he can make the past come alive again. He has written a few articles for the DTI (Daystrom Technical Institute) and for several scientific journals. He is often asked for commentary and analysis for the Iconian, Yutalan and Trianni peoples.

Surprisingly, (some would say shockingly!) he is very good at handling himself on the bridge. One of his advisors commented that he, “…exhibits that ‘four-o’-clock’ in the morning calmness under pressure.”
Weaknesses He doesn’t like disorganization and that can often trigger a flash of rage. Sometimes, he wears his emotions on his sleeve and he must work very hard on that. Sometimes, people see that duplicity in him and think he is “two-faced”. Professional and courteous to some and then angry and short-tempered with friends. It really is not being duplicitous - it really is about him being confident enough to not be “always on” with his friends.

Technical Inaptitude: Organic chemistry, Botany, Zoological and Exoarchaeology. It’s not that he doesn’t like the natural world. He loves it. He just is terrible with chemical formulas. He can spot a pretty rose but can’t tell you why it’s pretty, or hardy, or spiny. He likes animals but could never get it through his head the families. He frequently falters on ancient animals and creatures as well. Instead relying on the computer to perform the analysis for him. He has little patience for research if it isn’t either about the stars or about History. He never reads the manual and despises people who insist on a bookish approach to research. He is very much hands on a problem and dislikes a purely academic approach. Preferring to dive right into a problem. He doesn’t like lab duty, waiting for experiments to finish, applying for grants, signing up for computer time or attending long staff meetings. He often speaks his mind and that gets him into trouble. He puts his feet up on coffee tables, desks, office furniture and hates laundry day, preferring to throw everything into the replicator and hit the recycle button. He can, on occasion, rip loud belches and is guilty of leaving the seat up.
Ambitions He really want to be on a first contact mission one of these days. He also wants to one day teach at the University of Serse back on Fontalis. He wants to share the intrigue and passion that is History.
Hobbies & Interests He loves to play Parressis squares and he was very good at the game while at Starfleet Academy. He even became Team Captain for the 2388-89 Academic Year. He enjoys holodeck stories and he has amassed quite a collection of famous battles from History. He does like to re-enact some of them with his friends. His entire collection is not all battles. Sometimes, he likes to re-enact very famous events like: Earth’s first contact, the Orion Treaty, the Khittimer Accords, the Dawn of the Talosan Empire or the first Federation colonial ship to his home on Fontalis. He plays trumpet, he loves music, he likes to work-out and keep in shape.
Vernacular Fontalan and Triannii
Orientation Bisexual
Language(s) Spoken Fontalan, Federation Standard

Personal History Matthew Thomas Plumeri, was born in the Grand City of Serse on Fontalis on the First of Alessandro in 4756. Or, as his father would say, October 1st, 2368. His father, Tommasso Plumeri married his mother, a Fontalan native and her name is Yaniris. Tommasso, a Federation colonist, travelled from Earth to Fontalis, when Yaniris was pregnant, so that when Matthew was born he would be a naturalized Fontalan citizen having both Federation and Fontalan rights and privileges. Fontalis, is a provisional member world and so a few months after he was born Tommasso and Yaniris and older brother Nicholas, middle child, his sister Meredith, all made a permanent move to Fontalis. The Plumeri were one of three major patrician families - along with the Manli, the Fabi, and the Aemili that became the first wave of colonists to Fontalis. They all had an exemplary record of successful Starfleet service in the highest offices extending back at least to the early part of the 22nd century. Several ancestors were Federation consuls and then diplomats successively, and his great-grandfather, Mario Barbatus Plumeri, had been a Federation ambassador to the Caitian Empire in the 2280’s. His own family history had always been impressed upon him by his grandmother and his father. At the time that Matthew’s parents decided to leave Earth, the Plumeri’s were probably the most prominent branch of the family in the region, at least in the hindsight of the historians, who have only glowing reports of his family and his great-grandfather’s and grandfather’s career. So, there was and still is a lot of pressure on him to carry on the family name. Settle down and have a family and be just like all the other Plumeri family males.

Matthew is the youngest child, third born son of Tommasso Plumeri, Professor of Social and Cultural Literature and Federation provisional diplomat to the Fontalan government. His older brother, Nicholas Plumeri and a friend since boyhood,Anthony Laelius, serve in the Starfleet Marine Corps, both of whom were inspirational and motivational for Matthew to join Starfleet as well. There is no better way to see the universe than in Starfleet.

Matthew studied at some of the better educational institutions, and his parents were insistent that he learn about the local history of Fontalis and not just his own history. This has inspired him to become the man he is today. Driven and passionate about not just the past, but about the present and the future.
Starfleet History After graduating the Academy with a degree in Ancient and Alien Civilizations, Matthew was assigned to the Diplomatic Corps to help Starfleet Diplomats attend to the affairs of state with a historical perspective. He was there three months before being transferred to Deep Space Five. Two year later, he was assigned to a starship, the USS Illustrious. As far as Matt is concerned, that's when the adventure started. He was moved to where he should have been all along - the Science Department and stayed there working hard and excelling at his job. He followed the crew to the USS Nimitz after the Illustrious was destroyed. Another two years found him on Starbase 80 as the planet Cheron proved to be a treasure house of artifacts. Right up his alley of Ancient and Alien Civilizations. Currently, he is considering a move to the USS Galileo. He feels more at home among the stars than at a starbase.
Medical History A healthy individual overall. Except for his internal organs being in a slightly different arrangement, Matthew could pass for almost fully Human. He has a great delight when the doctors, who don't know his heritage, get that look on their face as they scan for his life signs.
Service Record == EDUCATION HISTORY (Includes Enlisted Training) ==

2368-2376-Primary School on Fontalis
2376-2380 - Serse Regional High School
2380-2384 - University of Serse – Graduate with Honors and Meritorious Study
2384-2386 - Starfleet Academy


2386 – Independent Study – Earth, Max Planck School
2387 – Independent Study – Earth, Oxford University and the Daystrom Technical Institute
2388 - Commissioned Ensign assigned to Starbase 174 Diplomatic Corps
2389 - ENSIGN - Transfer to Deep Space 5 – Science Officer - Astrophysics
2390 - ENSIGN - Transfer to USS ILLUSTRIOUS – Science Officer – Stellar Mechanics
2390 - ENSIGN - Transfer to USS NIMITZ – Science Officer – Astrophysics & Alien Civilizations Specialist
2390 - LTJG - Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade by Captain Seklar
2391 – LTJG – Transfer to USS Galileo – Science Officer – Archaeologist/Anthropologist (Specializing in Alien Civilizations and their relationship to the stars)

Character Progression System

CPS Option Yes
Primary Band Science

Skills and Perks

Basic Skills Intelligence - Acuity
Perception - Insight
Dexterity - Speed
Department Skills Scientific Discovery
Department Perks Adventurer

Skill Training

In Progress Dexterity - Accuracy
Intelligence - Education