Guardians of the Stars
Doctor Abagail Wright
Abagail, or Abby to her friends, born to the Upper Middle Class in Australia, excelled at school, and graduated with a education as a medical Doctor. She joined the Peace Corps and ended up working in the rural United States which was suffering under medical issues due to extreme poverty. Abby was shocked to realize that large portions of the country had become as bad as third world areas had been decades ago with people living in shacks and keeping livestock in their house to provide food with massive death rates during winter as people would regularly freeze to death and yet even her own family seemed to see them as subhuman.
She joined the Rebellion and when a medical doctor was required on the Discovery she was called on to go into space. Somewhere she had never dreamed of even visiting.