Position: Chief Medical Officer
Born: Stardate: 33114.44 (July 5th, 2355) (30 yo)
Sarah is of a medium build, and has somewhat delicate facial features.
Sarah is generally mild-mannered and polite, though hardly a doormat. It takes quite a bit to get Sarah angry: cruelty to animals or children, seeing patients in Sickbay who have been injured by some deliberate and unjustifiable means, and gross injustice. However, once her temper is riled, it has a legendary status. She has a dry wit that would come across as sarcasm in another tone of voice, and a couple of quirks (she carries on conversations with her cat). She dislikes feeling as if things are out of her control.
She is devoted to her medical duty and has no qualms about disobeying orders if she feels they conflict with her responsibilities to her doctor's oaths. Being a doctor is easily the most important thing in Sarah's life.
Sarah Martin's family can trace their roots back to the original Mars colonists, including those who fought for Martian independence. Though human, she considers herself more Martian than Terran, exhibiting the independence and free spirit of many from the planet.
Her parents met during the construction of the U.S.S. Surak at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards; her father was a civilian engineer, and her mother a nurse assigned to the Surak. Martin followed a brother into the family, then became a big sister to a second brother. The Martin children all grew up on Mars, rather than on the Surak, as her parents felt a stable home in a safe environment was the best place for the Martin children.
All three of the Martin children joined Starfleet, a decision influenced by the stories their mother told when she returned on leave to Mars. Martin's older brother, Andrew, graduated from Starfleet Academy only months before the beginning of the Dominion War. He was injured in a battle in late 2373 with the Cardassians and died due to the lack of medical attention near the battlefield.
Sarah entered the Academy in 2373 as the Dominion War began in earnest, over the objections of her father and grandparents, but with the support of her mother, and survived the Breen attack on Earth in 2375. Her youngest brother, Zack, entered the Academy in 2375 and also survived the attack. Martin's intent in becoming a doctor was to ensure that Andrew's fate would not befall any other officers. Her decision to specialize in infectious diseases was based on a need for the specialty in Starfleet.
Sarah's first position was on board the U.S.S. Ilium, where she served until she struck a superior officer after realizing he was abusing his son. Though Sarah did not stand a court martial for the offense (her superior officer did), she was transferred to a much less desirable position on the joint Federation/Cardassian venture on Verok Nor.
Since Andrew's death, Sarah has harbored a deep unease about Cardassians. Despite her intellectual knowledge that not all Cardassians are bad people, the unease permeates her interactions with them, and she cannot bring herself to completely trust any Cardassian. Though she tries to hide her discomfort, it occasionally becomes noticeable. This became an issue for Sarah while on Verok Nor, and it was with some relief that she left the station when the Federation pulled out of the effort. She was transferred to the U.S.S. Archimedes, which some would say was still an undesirable station, but given that she was no longer surrounded by Cardassians, Sarah did not feel like complaining.
On the Archimedes, Sarah served as the assistant chief medical officer and made a number of new friends, including Serenity Phillips and Hadion Fare. Sarah and Hadion began a relationship that abruptly ended when Hadion sacrificed himself in order to save the lives of others. In the aftermath, Sarah struck up a somewhat destructive relationship with the captain of the vessel, Nathan Geiger, which has continued to come up when she least expects it. Archimedes was destroyed not long after.
Sarah was reassigned to U.S.S. Hippocrates as their Assistant Chief Medical Officer at the rank of Lieutenant after the destruction of the Archimedes. She was volunteered to then serve on Kepler Station as their Chief Medical Officer, and was able to reconnect with old colleagues such as Lieutenant John Reynolds and Lieutenant Talva Ren. During her time on Kepler Station, she has become romantically involved with John Reynolds. She's also had some less satisfying relationships, including an increasingly adversarial one with the station's executive officer, Isis Rae. Ironically, it was during the polywater intoxication incident aboard the U.S.S. Hippocrates where the statuses of both relationships intensified.
Several months passed with only minor notes for the Sickbay log, with two notable exceptions; Kennedy Monroe's injury when Bradley Halifax was pulled through a subspace rift to Kepler Station, and when Maxine Gaius transported a creature from another subspace rift, an incident known around the station as the attack of the giant orange floaty thing.
Unfortunately, both Sickbay and the morgue were full when Bajoran terrorists attacked Kepler. Aided by members of the Dalliance crew and Dr. Monroe, Sarah attempted to set up a triage station on the Promenade and was subsequently attacked by members of the terrorist crew. This unfortunately ended in the demise of the Dalliance's doctor, Joe. Afterwards, during the clean-up, Sarah discovered conclusive proof of what she'd suspected for some time -- Gregory Blake, commander of Kepler Station, was suffering from alcohol dependence.
In the aftermath of the attack and Kepler Station's shift to the Alpha Quadrant, Sarah attempted to keep Sickbay running. However, when John was injured on an away mission, she chose to take a leave of absence to accompany him to the medical rehabilitation facility where his eye was replaced. While there, she was pulled into a project to find a cure for the Terellian flu. John returned to Kepler, and Sarah remained at the medical station to assist in the project for nearly three months, leaving Sickbay in the capable hands of Dr. Cassi Yale. She returned for a short time, during which she became engaged to John. However, she found herself forced to leave once again, this time due to an unknown pathogen which had killed half the crew of her mother's vessel, the U.S.S. Surak. When the remaining crew, all in stasis, were transferred from Denobula to Starfleet Medical on Earth, Sarah tried to follow. Her transfer orders were not accepted, and her attempt to resign her commission was halted by a mysterious threat to her fiance. She returned to Kepler three weeks after asteroids struck the station.
Husband: Lieutenant John Reynolds
Father: David Martin (Civilian Engineer, Utopia Planitia Shipyards)
Mother: Lt. Anne Martin (Nurse, USS Surak)
Brothers: Andrew Martin (deceased), Zachary Martin (29)
Cat: Heisenberg (Bergie)