Danielle, or Dani as she prefers to be called comes from a small colony on a remote planet called Degua III. The planet is situated in an area of space full of natural hazards and because of this, once a year, the colonists of Denua III and surrounding colonies held shuttle races throughout the region. These races were very competitive and very dangerous.
Dani knew she was destined to race as soon as she sat behind the controls of her dad's shuttle for the first time. It wasn't long before she was racing in the Denua III sub-light contests.
She was good, and made a lot of the older racers jealous. She then became subject to a lot of prejudice and sabotage attempts on her shuttle. She was determined not to let them win, but also she grew tired of it at the same time. She entered one last race, and despite fearce competition and won. It was then that she left the races and headed for the academy. She figured she might as well put her flying skills to good use.
She graduated as a pilot from the academy in 2384. She was assigned to the Deep Space 11 facility carrying out cargo runs from the station to sorrounding systems. When the USS Ronin docked there two months later, she was reassigned as a relief helmsman.
She performed the duties of full ships helmsman for a month while Lieutenant McMillan was on Earth.
Dani, is probably as open minded a person as you could meet, but is fiercly competitive and will do anything to win.