Ghanima wears a veil that covers her face. It is the traditional garb of Bandi women. She is lean with darker skin and bright blue eyes. Her hair is dark, slightly wavy, long, and worn braided under the veil.
Ghanima tends towards a serious nature. She struggled with being noticed in her youth as she was quite shy but had big ideas she wanted to share. Now that she's grown, the shyness hasn't fully abated and smiles are slow. She is easily embarrassed if attention comes her way.
Ambitions, Hobbies and Interests
She is artistic, working in watercolors, clay, and food (though not at the same time). As a chef, she strives to be the best and enjoys a gourmet meal plan, but a hearty and simple meal is just as exciting.
She likes science, particularly environmental sciences, as a concept and began her advanced education dabbling in several genres. But committing herself to any one specific division was not in her cards. She still follows topics which interest her via journals and an occasional seminar.
Strengths and Weaknesses
She is a perfection and is often disappointed in herself if she feels she hasn't achieved a top-star performance in whatever subject she is trying out; whether artistic or scolastic. She is young and inexperienced in many aspects of life and living. She has a sense of adventure, but would prefer to read about adventures rather than experience them first-hand.
Personal History Before Starfleet
Ghanima was born and raised on Deneb IV. Her childhood was generally uneventful. She sought a starfleet career as she reached adulthood in the mistaken belief that she did want to experience adventure. Mostly, she was talked into it by her best friend, Kakay. When it came to choosing a career path, she initially chose a path in the science field, trying biology, ecology, then archeology. None of those fields sparked a fire within her, however. A kitchen job she held on the side, though, led her into the culinary arts. It also felt like a safe option once she looked into the job opportunities. After all, what could go wrong while making meals on a star ship?
Starfleet Service History
After leaving the academy, Ghanima worked as kitchen staff aboard the Ulysses and has slowly gained more repute in her craft, leveling through the different kitchen positions until working directly under the head chef.