Once a lunar month, Collins and her late father would don environmental suits and hike across the Sea of Clouds to watch Sol rise over the moon. After her junior year at the Academy, Collins and Karen Farris took a vacation on Risa.
In 2373, Collins joined her fellow Red Squad cadets serving on the USS Valiant on a training mission throughout the United Federation of Planets. The Valiant was near Cardassian space when the Dominion War began and Collins was given a commission as Acting Chief Petty Officer by Tim Watters.
In 2374, when Jake Sisko and Nog were rescued by the Valiant, Collins became upset when she and Jake discussed Luna. During the Valiant's attack on the Jem'Hadar battleship, Collins took the place of a Cadet who had been killed. She later took Riley Shepard's place at the conn after he was killed, but she was unable to restore helm control. With the Valiant almost destroyed, Collins, Nog and Jake left the ship in an escape pod.
Collins and the others were rescued by the USS Defiant, where she was treated by Julian Bashir. Collins defended Watters' actions, although Nog told he may have been a hero and a great man but he was a bad captain. (DS9 episode: "Valiant")
Following the destruction of the Valiant, Collins returned to Tycho, where she received counseling from Deanna Troi and a visit from Nilz Baris. In 2375, she was assigned to the USS Wyandotte as part of a cadet assignment. Collins kept a diary of her life in which she documented her experiences during her recovery. (DS9 short story: "Dorian's Diary")
|Born:||2356, Tycho City|
As a cadet at Starfleet Academy, her performance stood out among many of her peers, and she was invited to join the elite cadet group known as Red Squad. As a member of Red Squad, she was assigned to the USS Valiant for field training exercises when the Dominion War broke out and was attacked, resulting in the loss of all of the supervising instructors.
She was given a provisional rank of Chief Petty Officer by Cadet Tim Watters, who had assumed command of the ship. She served aboard the Valiant until acting Captain Watters went on a foolhardy pursuit of a Jem'Hadar battleship. She was the only Red Squad cadet to survive. (DS9: "Valiant")
She was later returned to the academy, where she maintained excellent grades in her academic pursuits, but was falling behind on field work. One of her teachers, Admiral Belding, recommended her for additional field duties aboard the USS Baldwin. (USS Baldwin: "Evolution")
Patrick would assign her to the engineering department, where she was made comfortable and given positive encouragement by her fellow crew members, including her supervisor, Bridget, and the ship's XO, Jaimie Petrelli.
She would be an observer to the budding relationship between Baldwin Captain Patrick Ingrum and her supervisor. She expressed concern for Bridget's health when she was experiencing the early signs of pregnancy.
|First Year Cadet||2373-74||Starfleet Academy||USS Baldwin: "Reaction to Action"|
|Second Year Cadet
Acting Chief Petty Officer
|2374-75||Engineer, USS Valiant||DS9: "Valiant"|
|Third Year Cadet||2375-76||Starfleet Academy||USS Baldwin: "Evolution"|
|Fourth Year Cadet||2376||Engineer, USS Baldwin|
|Ensign||2376-||USS Baldwin: "Boats to Build"|