RANK: First Lieutenant, 58th Squadron, US Marine Corps.|
RACE: African American
HOMETOWN: New York (upstate), NY
WILDCARD CALL SIGN: Ace of Hearts
SERIAL NUMBER: 943-20-02419
PLAYED BY: Lanei Chapman
Vanessa Camille Damphousse is a young woman looking to find direction in her life as a Marine. She had a relationship on Earth with a previously married man, whose child has problems accepting her as a new mother. This relationship caused her much pain, as he left her for her best friend.
Her father was chief engineer at the San Onofre nuclear power facility, and it seems she started following in his footsteps. She has a degree in Nuclear Physics from Cal tech, and is the troubleshooter and technical expert.
Damphousse suffers from TMJ, caused by battle stress. Her closest friend is Paul Wang, with whom there is a mutual unrequited attraction.