Malames was a female Maquis member in the 2370s. She was likely a member of Starfleet and a conn officer before joining the Maquis sometime before 2373. In that year, she was the pilot of the Maquis ship Liberté. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: A Weary Life)
- Riker theorizes Malames's Starfleet background based on their comm interactions; however, this is never definitively stated in the story.