Dr. Nel Otterna is the base's medic. She recently graduated from medical school on her home planet, Glee Anselm, and fell in with the Rebellion after a chance meeting on Onderon. Nel feels it is her duty to prevent undue harm and keep everyone, close friends or "the enemy", alive and well.
Nel was raised on Glee Anselm by her three parents, a father and two mothers. She is the oldest of 27 siblings and one of innumerable nieces, nephews, and cousins in her extended family. The Otternas are one of the only families on Glee Anselm that own large sections of land above water, leading to positions controlling trade and off-planet affairs. Nel attended university for medicine and passed with above-average grades and then left immediately for an off-planet job working in a clinic.
Nel can be gruff. She's used to giving orders and gets frustrated if she's not immediately acknowledged. She can also be easily made angry by outright rudeness or unnecessary violence. This stems from a sense of responsibility to others that can overwhelm her desire to take care of herself. People come first, her second, and she'll put in long hours in the medbay to make sure everyone from her friends to the enemy is taken care of. Anyone who she sees as a potential threat to the well-being of her group is regarded with suspicion. Once the pressure has passed, Nel's friendly and playful and eager to know her teammates better.