A rather large and muscular woman, clearly of native heritage despite the deep twang of her way of speaking. Long black hair as soft and shiny as silk braided back out of the way settling between broad shoulders at her back. Deep emerald green eyes are set against caramel skin that has been heavily scarred by knives and wildlife. Most notable of the scars is one slash across her left eyebrow that is clearly made by a knife, and deep claw and bite wounds to the right side of her jaw and back of her neck allude to even more reminders of a rough life. Despite her imposing stature, she has clear indentations of laugh lines around her eyes in equal portion to some that mark the beginning of scowl lines.
Born and raised in Grizzlies East, Jaena spent most of her early life learning to sew and tend to her own clothing, fend for herself, and take care of her siblings. Though when pressed for more details about her past she seems more elusive in nature, she will sometimes be caught blithely remarking that anyone is better than her sister, though it would take some pressing to learn the truth of it all.
Many things have changed for Dr. Shaw over the last few years. If one would question her how her life is presently they'd find a focused and purposeful individual who has far more confidence than during her time as Surgeon General. Many paths have put themselves in front of Dr. Shaw, though now she's comfortable where she is at. Forsaking a life in Politics Dr. Shaw has moved towards her roots and a better way to forge her foundation. She is now married to Alasdi Atsisonvnv and Elena Shaw, has a loving family, and a Tribe of her own at long last. Reconnecting with her Lakota roots, Dr. Shaw was finally granted her Native name during a ceremony with the Yvwi Detlugv, the tribe for which she stands as War Chief on the council.
"I intend to live a long and Happy life just to piss of those who want me dead."
Lakota Sioux & Irish
Married to Alasdi Shaw & Elena Shaw
Deputy of New Alexandria's Sheriff Department
Manager of Mountain Medical
Yvwi Detlugv, NASD.