Younger sister of Spock (by one year), Ara always seemed to embrace the human half of herself more than her brother did. Although she was younger than her brother, she learned everything quickly and was able to graduate a year before with her brother.
She learned everything she possibly could, taking information where ever she could get it but ended up in engineering, getting to learn more about the ships in Star Fleet.
Ara stayed behind at the Academy after graduating to mentor and eventually becoming an ambassador for the Academy to outlying planets. On one of her missions, her little space cruiser was ambushed, though she was later found in her destroyed ship by the Enterprise and was taken in, unconscious. While there, she wasn’t given an official position, she did stay on and assist where ever she was needed. While there, she rekindled a relationship she had started while still a student with Sulu.
[The new movies]
Ara was originally assigned to the USS Farragut, but was pulled out last minute to check over something on the Enterprise, in the end saving her from the destruction around Vulcan. After her mother dies, her mourning is much more apparent then her brother. During this, the only one that seemingly could reach her was Sulu, whom she had briefly been acquainted with at the Academy.
((Ship if not obvious Sulu/Ara))”
Yeah, who cares about Spock’s actual sibling, let’s just give him a special snowflake sister, amirite? :D