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Lieutenant Erica Ortegas was a female Human Starfleet officer who lived in the 23rd century. As of the year 2259, Ortegas was serving as a helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise. (SNW: "Strange New Worlds")

During her time at Starfleet Academy, Ortegas would brag that she was going to be the best pilot ever to graduate the academy. (SNW: "Children of the Comet")

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Background information

Erica Ortegas was played by Melissa Navia. The surname Ortegas alludes to the original Star Trek is... pitch, where the navigator character was named José Ortegas.

Despite being called "lieutenant" in the episode, Ortegas wore what have been traditionally lieutenant commander stripes on her uniform. This is likely a costuming error.}}