Abigail Parker - 30
Abby remembers very little of the life she once lived above ground, being only five when the government pulled them from their families and pushed to save the future generation of the human population. Her older brother should've made the cut, but with his disabilities, they decided he would remain above during the great devastation. Once the government had everyone settled below ground, the children were assembled into orphanages and tested for dexterity, IQ and creativity, those scoring the highest being pushed harder in school and molded into the top professions for the government's needs.
Abby ranked in the top five percent each time a test was given and thus was trained in multiple disciplines of science and medicine, her life one book after another. When we graduated from her trainings at nineteen, she was given the opportunity to help people or to seek answers for future solutions. She chose science over medicine and worked in her lab for the next ten years with her small team, trying to mainly keep to herself. The idea of getting close to anyone ever again only seemed to excavate the horrors of losing loved ones that lingered around the memories of her childhood. The council of elders, the central component of the governmental body selected her for her knowledge and past research work on sustainable energy as their representative to go on a special mission above ground. This would test not only her hypothesis that the earth was able to be harvest and reused as a place of inhabitence again, but that life wasn't created, but evolved.