: Dr. August "Gus" CarrinoRank/Occupation
: Scientific Researcher, Alien Animal Histology and Physiology, with emphasis on MyologyAge
: 42Physical Description
: Tall and of moderate build, with a short-cut nest of black curls and a rapidly greying beard (something he's somewhat self-conscious of). Usually wears cargo jeans, t-shirts, and a vest covered in numerous pouches.Personality
: Curious, eager to explore and try new things, but otherwise quiet, pensive, and introverted. He's be friendly and willing to chat, but he's never happier then when he's alone in a laboratory, doing sweet, sweet science.Background Information and History
: Gus was born and raised in Boston back on Earth, growing up in the northern region of the great East American megalopolis, a sprawling patchwork of cities that stretched from Miami in the south to Augusta in the north. He attended several colleges in New England, bouncing between disciplines until settling on biology and -- eventually -- earning his PhD in animal histophysiology, with an emphasis on xenobiology. When he was 29, Gus was hired by Roht Industries as a full time scientific researcher in xenobiophysiology. With gratuitous funding, he's spent years on alien planets, studying and experimenting on all varieties of alien animals. After hearing that Sepik Colony possessed an uncategorized species with a five-chambered heart -- remarkably similar to the specimens he was currently studying -- Gus requested an immediate transfer to collect and study this evolutionarily analogous animal.
Gus was never a family man, a fact he's never been ashamed to admit. His work requires moving between planets every few years, living in every manner of hostile environment, hardly an appropriate manner to raise children. Besides, all of the time and money he'd have to spend on a family is better used, in his opinion, on his research. That's not to say he hasn't been in serious relationships before, but they've always inevitably taken a second-seat to his work.
He has a variety of hobbies and interests that he rigorously pursues in his free time, including reading and writing (he'll publish a novel one day, just you wait), marksmanship, hiking, swimming, "thrash" music (performing and listening), and pencil drawing (with
pencils, not drawings of
Photograph of Dr. August Carrino (foreground) and Dr. Al Vierra on moon Apostles (ID: RX01-APOS-01) during a routine specimen collection expedition. Credit: Dr. Elizabeth McMarren. Photograph taken six months prior to date.