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Neila is the younger sister of Faolin O’Callaghan, Captain of the USS Odyssey. She grew up in the same house that the O’Callaghan family had for generations, just outside Dublin, living with her brother and parents. Her dad operated a small brewery in their shed in the backyard, which he would share with their community and anyone who would stop by, letting Neila have interactions with people from a very young age. She enjoyed being around people, and making them laugh. She discovered she had a knack for music, and her parents encouraged it, with her mom making sure she received piano, voice, and guitar lessons to hone her skills.
When Faolin left for Starfleet, she began writing songs, and submitting them for others to sing. It turned into a very lucrative job for her, and she continued writing and sending in songs, with many reaching heights of popularity across the Federation. She only sang at local pubs and festivals, preferring to stay relatively unknown, and just enjoy music for what it was.
After years of writing and performing in small spots around their home, Neila got pressured to start singing her own material professionally. After agreeing to put out an audition recording, she was picked up and immediately played throughout the Sol System to all the colonies and bases. Immediately, everyone started contacting her agent to book performances, and she became extremely busy, going offworld for the first time to the Luna Colonies.
After a few years of doing this, Neila started to run out of material to write about. One of the trips that Faolin had made back to Ireland, he brought along Carmen Sandiago, and Carmen made mention of Neila coming onboard the ship to experience more of the galaxy. Neila jumped at the chance, and at the next opportunity, joined the Odyssey to go explore the Gamma Quadrant.
Character Created - August 27, 2016