kes_ was born in 2370 to mother Martis and father Benaren. Part of the Ocampa, a short-lived species forced deep beneath their planet's surface after terrible catastrophe, Kes grew up longing to escape to the surface. Inquisitive and fiercely determined, she made good on that intention and left her home, only to be captured by the Kazon-Ogla.
While a prisoner, Kes befriended the Talaxian trader Neelix, who would eventually lead Voyager's future senior staff to her aid. In return, she assisted Captain Kathryn Janeway and the Maquis Chakotay in rescuing their own lost crewmen.
Voyager would prove the home leading Kes to the stars, and she was delighted to live and explore amongst them, assisting the EMH in Voyager's sickbay while furthering her telepathic studies. In one possible future [Before and After], Kes became a full ship's doctor, wed Tom Paris, and gave birth to a daughter, eventually dying of old age. Given choice between upholding that future and witnessing the deaths of two of Voyager's senior staff, or preventing it, Kes chose to reveal deciding factors, thus altering canon...and destroying her intended future.
In 2374, Kes' telepathy would evolve beyond her ability to control, and she was forced to leave Voyager.
--- Everyone here has been so good to me. I don't want you to think I'm ungrateful. I've just been thinking that maybe there's more. I don't know what that means. But I know I'm changing and I know that there are things that I'm not satisfied with. I want complication in my life...