In late 2152, she was assigned to a team lead by Dr. Yolen to Xantoras to study the unique rock formations there. The three of them climbed through the maze-like tunnels to get to where they set up their base, and left sample containers throughout the caves.
In February of 2153, a xenophobic faction took over the Xantoran government and demanded that all aliens leave the planet. The scientists were too far underground to receive the message, and as the nearest Denobulan starship was several days away, the Denobulan government asked the Earth ship Enterprise to retrieve her and her team. She believed the Science Academy didn't appreciate their work enough.