Akret was a female Cardassian civil servant, being the chief aide on Cardassia Prime of Ambassador Elim Garak in August 2385. She continued to serve as Garak's aide during his campaign to be elected Castellan of the Cardassian Union, and announced to him and his partner Kelas Parmak that the election polls were about to come in. She joked to the new Castellan that it was "time to get to work." (ST - The Fall novel: The Crimson Shadow)

In November 2385, Garak asked Akret to gather information on how many Cardassian citizens were still being detained by the Romulans, a decade after the Dominion War. (DS9 novel: The Missing)