The first human Spectre and the one to discover the Reaper invasion.
Shepard was born on April 11, 2154, is a graduate of the Systems Alliance N7 special forces program (service no. 5923-AC-2826), and wass initially assigned to the SSV Normandy as Executive Officer. Shepard later became the first human to join the Spectres, an elite special task force for the Citadel Council. Both of her parents were in the Alliance military. Her childhood was spent on ships and stations as she transferred from posting to posting, never staying in one location for more than a few years. Following in her parent’s footsteps, she enlisted at the age of eighteen. During her service, a mission she was on went horribly wrong. Trapped in an extreme survival situation, she had to overcome physical torments and psychological stresses that would have broken most people. She survived while all those around her fell, and now she alone is left to tell the tale. Her unit was slaughtered in a thresher maw attack on Akuze. Now working alone, Shepard is gathering allies to fight the incoming Reaper invasion.