Rank: 4th Year Cadet
Position: Medical Cadet
Born: 17 January, 2367
Zach usually keeps his hair shaved and maintains a closely trimmed beard. When not on duty he usually wears a small gold pendant that belonged to his mother.
Although he had cultivated a chauvinistic reputation, Zach is in reality a kind and caring person who had only been trying to protect himself from further loss by keeping people at bay. He is fiercely loyal and will do anything to protect the people he loves, even at great risk to himself.
For as long as Zach can remember he's shifted from one family member to another. Not because of his behaviour, as some might expect, but because his relatives have been killed while serving the Federation in one way or another. Prior to his birth, his father's eldest brother was killed in a skirmish with a Cardassian vessel along the DMZ; then, both his father and other uncle were casualties of the Dominion War; his mother's sister Olivia was accidentally shot while on an Away Mission, and his mother suffered from a rare disease that her ship uncovered while exploring in the Gama Quadrant. Finally after his remaining aunty died of complications in childbirth Zach was left in the care of his only remaining direct relative; his grandmother Wendy. He lived with her on Mars until setting off for Starfleet Academy.
Needless to say this has left Zachary with a hollowness that he has been unable to fill. It has however also given him the drive to become a doctor in the hopes of preventing other children of Starfleet from going through the same thing. Although he has a number of issues to overcome his record at the Academy has been exemplary and multiple teachers have told him that, should he manage to improve his bedside manner, he could quite possibly have his pick of medical assignments upon graduation. That doesn't interest him though. Where he really wants to be is in the field where good Doctors are often hard to come by.
Father: Lt. Commander Simon Eastman (Killed In Action)
Mother: Lieutenant Lisa Eastman (Née Hoffman, deceased)
Aunt(s): Commander Olivia Hoffman (Killed In Action), Fiona Swanson (Née Hoffman, deceased)
Uncle(s): Lieutenant Zachary Eastman (Killed In Action), Ensign Jack Eastman (Killed In Action)
Grandparent(s): Wendy Hoffman, Walter Hoffman (deceased)
Other(s): Tobias Swanson (Cousin, deceased)