Mia grew up in a large family on an industrial colony world. From her 7 brothers she learned about engines and machines, and from her home she learned that she needed to escape.
She doesn’t talk about what happened back there but something drove her away.
For the most part, Mia talks and acts tough, like nothing can faze her, but she finds it hard to trust anyone outside her immediate family, most of whom are spread around human-populated space. Instead, she places her trust in her machines, her bots. She collects them – part of her contract stipulates she gets enough room to house at least 3 of the 14 bots she owns. This is rarely a problem – she is not protective about her ‘kids’ and is happy to use them for EVAs, to repair the ship or just for some simple heavy lifting.
The bots have rudimentary AI and are all slaved to Mia’s commands – she always keeps one close.