For the mirror universe counterpart, see Rana Desai (mirror).

Rana Desai was a 23rd century Human woman.


Desai was a career Starfleet officer, attached to the Starfleet Judge Advocate General office.

Born circa the 2220s decade, she became an expert in interstellar law. As of the year 2265, she had achieved the rank of captain and was assigned as head of the JAG office on Starbase 47, where she was often called upon to balance Federation law and the realities of frontier life. Rana was romantically involved with station commander Diego Reyes, and her position as JAG officer frequently put the two at odds. Rana was enraged when Reyes told her the truth about the meta-genome, the real reason for Starfleet's presence in the Taurus Reach, believing the colonization efforts in the region to be a lie, a part of a cover-up of Starfleet's true purpose. (VAN novels: Harbinger, Summon the Thunder)

She defended the commodore during his court-martial. (VAN novel: Open Secrets)

This article or section is incomplete
This article is marked as lacking essential detail, and needs attention. Information regarding expansion requirements may be found on the article's talk page. Feel free to edit this page to assist with this expansion.


Starbase 47-Vanguard personnel
BallardBeyerBraunBrivCannellaCharlesColligCooperDesaiDunbarFarberFinneranFisherjav GekGianettiGoldrosenGreenfieldHeffronHetzleinHofstadterHolmgrenHumbergJacksonKiraarKnightKoothrappaliLangloisLengerLiverakosMalhotraMarcusM'BengaMedeiraMeekerMillerMoyerMugaveroch'NaylaNoguraPimentalReyesRoblesSeklirShepherdth'ShorasSohlSozlokStroutTamishiroTarcohTescarThelexT'PrynnVumelkoWallingfordWolowitzXiongunnamed Vanguard personnel UFP seal Starfleet Command logo Starfleet base insignia
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.