Both of Meryl's parents were C-Sec officers, meeting during the reconstruction period of the Citadel. She spent her entire life aboard the Citadel and familiarized herself with much of the station. Meryl volunteered for C-Sec recruitment after her father was killed during a riot. As a C-Sec officer, Meryl went on a spree, attacking much of the crime on the Citadel at the root. She devastated the crime rate so much, she was to be honored with a medal at a public ceremony on the Citadel.