Featured Crew articles spotlight familiar characters not currently covered by official stats. Each article will typically feature a Major NPC version of the character, as well as a playable Main Character version (Core Rulebook compliant) that you can hand out to a player for immediate play (such as for a demo or convention game).
Ensign Sonya Gomez was an antimatter specialist aboard the Enterprise-D in 2365. She talked fast and walked fast, which caused a problem when she bumped into Captain Picard and spilled her hot chocolate all over his uniform. Not the best first impression! However, she admitted she was driven to be the best, all so that she could explore the galaxy and see things that no one else had ever seen before. She proved to be a competent engineer, assisting Riker with a ‘crimson forcefield’ deception against the Pakleds when Commander La Forge was taken hostage.
Novels have promoted Gomez and placed her aboard such ships as the USS Oberth (Lieutenant, 2368-69), USS Sentinel (Chief Engineer, 2369-76), and USS da Vinci (First Officer in 2376-80, Captain in 2380 onward). Thus, she has a respectable Command attribute. She also saved her crew during the Dominion War by altering the warp fields of the USS Sentinel to appear as a Cardassian freighter, which inspired her Warp Theory Focus.
Sonya Gomez would make a great Engineering character for a player, especially as a Chief Engineer aboard your ship. She also has a future as a commanding officer. The PC version of her character will serve easily as the NPC version as well.