Phiri worked as an intern on Nanietta Bacco's campaign for representative of Pike City's Fifth District, during which time she met and began her relationship with Fred MacDougan. After ten years of working together, the two married, after a strong push from Bacco.
After serving in various positions for many years, Phiri worked as Bacco's political adviser during her time as governor of Cestus III, and during her campaign for President of the United Federation of Planets. After her election, she became a Deputy Presidential Chief of Staff under Esperanza Piñiero. (TNG novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace; ST novel: Articles of the Federation)
During the Borg Invasion of 2381, Phiri and Dogayn 418 were tasked by Bacco to draft an executive order allowing Starfleet vessels to commandeer civilian antimatter resources. (ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night)
|Presidential Chief of Staff|
Galif jav Velk
|Presidential Chiefs of Staff|
|Vilashrel th'Rithsiria • Penda Ubuntu • Unnamed Denobulan • Emra Sil • Koll Azernal • Esperanza Piñiero • Ashanté Phiri • Galif jav Velk • Rasanis th'Priil|