"Lieutenant Nilsson, You've stepped up for Airiam in way that honors her."
– Christopher Pike to Nilsson, 2257 ("Such Sweet Sorrow")

Lieutenant Nilsson was a female Starfleet operations officer who lived during the mid-23rd century.


In 2257, Nilsson served aboard the USS Discovery, and oversaw the deployment of a gravity simulator in the starship's shuttlebay to capture a fragment of an interstellar asteroid. (DIS: "Brother")

Later, she assisted Paul Stamets and Sylvia Tilly in the engineering when a spore hub failure occurred. (DIS: "If Memory Serves")

Following Lt. Cmdr. Airiam's death, Nilsson attended her funeral. Later, she replaced the lieutenant commander as the new spore drive ops officer on the bridge.(DIS: "The Red Angel")



Background information

Nilsson was played by Sara Mitich who previously played Airiam in Season 1.

External link

Nilsson at Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek works

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