- For other uses, see Sonya.
- See Gomez for other articles with titles that contain, either by relationship or by coincidence, this character's surname.
- This page details Sonya Gomez in the primary universe; for the Sonya Gomez in the First Splinter timeline ended by the Devidian temporal apocalypse, see Sonya Gomez (1ST).
Gomez was the younger sister of Belinda Gomez. As a small child, she could not pronounce her sister's name, instead calling her "Bee". In turn, Belinda called Sonya "Ess", and these nicknames stuck into their adulthood.
Sonya was a focused and strongly determined child, as illustrated in an incident when she was about ten: Sonya said she would help her mother build a sculpting studio in the attic of their Vieques, Puerto Rico home, and every day after school she would go straight to it. This was in contrast to Belinda's more relaxed approach to life, which led to their mother's frequent use of the phrase: "Why can't you be more like Sonya?" (SCE eBook: Breakdowns)
When Sonya was five, she and Belinda were in a rowboat off of Sun Bay Beach. In a fit of anger, Belinda pushed Sonya out of the boat into the water, even though the younger girl did not know how to swim. Belinda eventually dived in and helped her back out of the water, and Sonya, unaware at the time that she had been pushed, believed her sister had saved her after she had accidentally fallen overboard. Belinda's subsequent treatment as a hero caused Sonya to resent her, and the frequent question: "Why can't you be more like your sister?" (SCE eBooks: Many Splendors, Remembrance of Things Past, Book II)
As an early teenager, she said: "I'm going to join Starfleet!" Once she made up her mind, she signed up and studied for every placement exam until she was in. In her third year, her 4th year friend Lian T'su was approved and sent to the USS Enterprise-D. Sonya immediately announced to everyone that she would make the posting to the Enterprise. (SCE eBook: Breakdowns)
She graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2365, and her first assignment was indeed aboard the Enterprise. She started out on the night shift, but quickly came to the attention of Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge and was promoted to alpha shift. (SCE eBook: Many Splendors)
In 2367, Gomez joined La Forge and Reginald Barclay in effecting repairs to the damaged USS Hood. When Barclay, displaying an impressive amount of confidence, managed to fix the problem, Gomez asked him out on a date. She and Barclay later constructed a simulator net for the wounded Hendryk, growing ever closer before it was discovered that Barclay was a imposter from the mirror universe. After he had returned to his universe and their Barclay was freed, Gomez was part of the group that welcomed him back. (TNG - Terra Incognita comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 3", "Issue 6")
Gomez struck up friendships with several fellow officers, in particular Kieran Duffy and Wesley Crusher. After an attack on engineering by Roga Danar, Gomez realized that she had strong feelings for Duffy, and invited him on a date to the arboretum. (TNG episode: "The Hunted"; SCE eBooks: Wildfire, Book 2, Many Splendors)
The two continued a romantic relationship for over a year. In 2368 after a quantum filament disabled the Enterprise, Gomez was promoted to full lieutenant and assigned to the USS Oberth. At that time, she broke off the relationship. (TNG episode: "Disaster"; SCE eBooks: Invincible, Part Two, Many Splendors)
First Splinter timeline
In the year 2373, the timeline became fractured, with one permutation being referred to as the First Splinter timeline. That Sonya Gomez's career in the Starfleet Corps of Engineers also continued in the altered version of reality. She spent many years assigned to the USS da Vinci in the First Splinter, until the she was killed when the timeline collapsed in 2387. (ST - Coda novel: Oblivion's Gate)
In another alternate universe accessed by an interdimensional Androssi device, Gomez served as chief engineer of the USS Gettysburg under Captain David Gold. In late 2376, she accepted a marriage proposal from Kieran Duffy. (SCE eBook: Lost Time)
Starfleet service record
|location||assignment||dates||rank or rate||assignment insignia||rank insignia|
|Starfleet Academy||student officer||2361-2365||cadet|
|USS Sentinel||chief engineer||from 2369|
|USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) engineering personnel|
|Ajanian • Aleakala • Ampalayon • Andrews • Argyle • Barclay • Bartel • Blake • Bracken • Brewer • Bruner • Butler • Carpelli • Clancy • Cliff • Costa • Danilova • De Shay • Della Guardia • Dern • DiBiasi • Donna • Duffy • Eddies • El'sryk • Farrell • Forest • Friedel • Gomez • Heavenly • Hessan • Hinner • Hubbell • Jones • Kandel • Kelso • Kihn • Kociemba • Kolb • Kopf • Kornblum • Kwan • La Forge • LaVelle • Li • Lefler • Logan • Lynch • MacDougal • Maireid • McRobb • Moezer • Myers • Nagurski • Nara • O'Brien • O'Connor • Oblata • Oliver • Otto • Palmeiro • Redbay • Robinson • Sherman • Shimoda • Shipley • Singh • Stone • Sutter • Taurik • T'Kaal • T'Lota • Varley • Vukcevok • Wallace • Yee • Zelenetsky|
|see also: medical personnel • pilots & flight control personnel • operations personnel • security & tactical personnel • sciences personnel • senior staff • unnamed|
Template:USS Oberth personnel
|USS Sentinel (NCC-65455)||A. M. Amalfitano • S. Gomez • Grimnar • Natale • K. Patel • Simas • Steinberg • P. Tenmei|
|USS Sentinel (NCC-1733-B)||M. Brennan • P. Cates|
Template:USS Archimedes personnel