At Starfleet Academy, Miyakawa was a classmate of future USS Enterprise-D commanding officer, Jean-Luc Picard. While at the academy Picard tutored her on some of her courses in exchange for her teaching him Spanish. Neither effort was successful at the time.
During the first part of her Starfleet career Miyakawa witnessed Jean-Luc Picard, Jack Crusher, and Walker Keel moving in tandem together through the academy and into the service. She and many others assumed that the three of them would rise to command their own ships before returning to Starfleet Academy to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of Starfleet cadets. When thinking of her friend Picard in 2368 she reflected on how differently fate had turned out than she assumed it would - with Picard being the only one of the three still alive.
By 2368, Miyakawa was the commanding officer of Starbase 193. As the base was on the frontier, she was the sole Starfleet officer on the base, which was crewed by civilian technicians. When the Devil's Heart resurfaced, the base was destroyed by Romulans seeking to reclaim the Heart. Miyakawa survived the destruction and led the efforts to rebuild the base. (TNG novel: The Devil's Heart)
|Academy Marathon participants|
|Chiang • Dorgath • Drager • Gareth • David Gold • Nikolas Kyprios • Fergus McLeod • Estrella Miyakawa • Jean-Luc Picard • Reggic Sipanos • Stemon • Telegar • T'Soron|