Posting: Science Dept, Exobotany and Counseling Dept USS Excelsior Species: Human Place of Birth: New York City N.Y., Earth Age: 34 Height: 6'11'' Weight 265 Hair color: Jet Black Distinguishing Marks: Jagged scar on his left shoulder blade. Family: Mother, Cmdr. Cora Zuniga, Father: Joseph Zuniga PsyD, Twin Sister: Dr. Zoe Zinnia Zuniga Education: Starfleet Academy, Counseling Curriculum, Starfleet Academy, Exobotany.
Initially Zachary trained to be a Ship's Counselor in Starfleet but he abruptly altered his career path six weeks before his Academy graduation and went back to train as an exobotanist. He's served with distinction in the Science Department of the Excelsior since he was an Ensign. Lt. Zuniga was one of the survivors of the Hobus Incident.
His mother Cmdr. Cora Zuniga is Head Counselor at Deep Space 15. His father, Joseph, is the lead Psychologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Zachary's twin sister is a psychiatric researcher, also at Bellevue. He is the first person in his family in seven generations not to pursue a career in a mental health field.
He is still an Exobotanist but serves as an Assistant Counselor seeing Lt Peter McMillian and the CMO among others.
When Counselor N'Tazzia resigned after the loss of her daughter Rose, he took over Counseling duties full-time until she returned.