Star Trek: Andromeda
DR. HELENA TALIAFERRO
Chief Science Officer of Narendra Station
Doctor Taliaferro is a renowned and politically oriented Federation scientist, assigned to lead all research efforts based out of Starbase 364. Despite the Admiralty’s desire to have a Starfleet scientist in the lead role, civilian authorities prevailed and secured her position aboard the station.
Several Federation worlds, concerned about the Federation’s expansion into the Expanse, had wanted at least one non- Starfleet official aboard the station. Taliaferro’s brusque demeanor and lack of social graces — out of character for a Betazoid — are balanced by her exemplary organization skills and relentless curiosity.