|Place of birth:||Lamas Province 2345|
|Languages:||Bajoran Cardassian, English|
|Interests:||reading and spending time with her son, Gavin. Working out on the holodeck. Helping people with their problems.|
|2365 - 2365||Starfleet NCO training - San Francisco|
|2365 - 2366||Starfleet training - San Francisco|
|2373 - 2376||Starfleet Academy - San Francisco|
|2376 - 2377||Hypno therapy training/ distance education|
|2376 - 2378||Additional courses for an M.S. in psychology/ distance education|
|2365 - 2366||Petty Officer, Security - USS Sherman|
|2366 - 2367||Instructor - Klingon / Federation training camp|
|2367 - 2368||Petty Officer, Security|
|2368 - 2369||Classified|
|2369 - 2370||Chief Petty Officer, Security Officer - USS Williamsburg|
|2376 - 2376||Ensign, Counselor - USS Galaxy|
|2376 - 2376||Lieutenant jg., Counselor - USS Galaxy|
|2376 - 2377||Lieutenant, Counselor - USS Galaxy|
|2377 - present||Promoted, Lieutenant Commander, Ast. Chief Counselor - USS Galaxy|
|2370||Severe reprimand for physically assaulting an officer with mitigating circumstances|
Her father was picked up by the cardassians when she was four and publicly executed on the village square. Her mother took her children into the mountains to live with the resistance.
When Shinta was eleven her mother and elder sister were killed in an attack staged on a cardassian convoy. She was left in the care of her fifteen year old brother. At this time she started her own training. Shinta was already a pretty girl and her elders trained her to be a spy. But her temperament was explosive and she wanted revenge therefore she was trained in the use of weapons.
When she was thirteen she killed her first cardassian. And soon her team leader found out that she was good at killing silently and swiftly. More and more she was send out to do undercover work and kill cardassians or collaborators. Her brother Ylin was not happy with the way his sister was turning out. Shinta was becoming colder by the moment, and he tried to change her. He had come into contact with some undercover starfleet scouts operating on Bajor, getting friendly with one of them.
When Ylin was mortally wounded some months later he had his sister promise that she would get off Bajor and seek out Ylin's starfleet friend. So when she was sixteen Shinta left Bajor. She enlisted in starfleet a year later and served as a security guard for three years before being singled out for NCO training.
Shinta continued to do well raising to CPO in a couple of years. She also fell in love with her commander officer Lcdr Jake Simpson. Simpson who was married liked the beautifull bajoran woman and didn't tell her he was married, but took advantage of her. Only when she became pregnant did he let on that he was not really in love with her. Shinta received a severe reprimand when she nearly killed Simpson in her anger.
A year on earth talking to counselors was the result. But it was more the birth of her son Gavin that changed her and Shinta was sure that she was not the cold blooded killer everyone took her for. To the surprise of all her friends she announced she was going to starfleet academy and going to be a counselor. Her brothers old friend who was now a commander supported her.
Her time at the academy wasn't easy. She was much older and not all her teachers were certain that she would make a good counselor or that she had worked through her own grief alone. But Shinta worked on stubbornly and finally she had changed almost everybody's views about her.
The Galaxy was her first posting as a counselor and as an officer. Shinta soon earned her first promotion the Lieutenant junior grade while serving on board the USS Galaxy in early 2376. By the end of that same year, she made full Lieutenant.
At the end of 2376, Shinta married Bruce Maxwell, a former patient. The next year, twins were born. The marriage seemed successful, but after Maxwell had been taken prisoner, things never got back to normal. In 2378 he decided to leave his wife and children. And after a few months Shinta reverted to only using her own name again. She now has no hope for the marriage anymore.
In 2377, Shinta was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and made Assistant Chief Counselor while serving on board the USS Galaxy.
Lately she has a few of her own demons to take care of. She is doing that with various success. But she has made her home on the galaxy, and for the first time in her life has friends that she trusts. She has an insecurity in her life, that she does not share with her friends, and even her colleagues. That is her academic status, or rather lack of. She has finally been able to reach a full M.S.. She has not shared this with her colleagues, because she is afraid they will think less of her for only getting it now. She is now thinking of going on for a Ph.D., but it is hard work, and exhausting, as her time to study comes out of her sleep time.
She does not wear the traditional Bajoran earring. Also something she does not talk about. Because she had to leave her home planet in disgrace, she does not feel she has the right to wear this earring.
Shinta has a scar running from from her ear down the length of her neck. Shinta never wanted to get rid of it.
Shinta has 3 children. Gavin 2371, twins James and Hope 2377.