Captain Sandra Kila was the commanding officer of the Alliance battle cruiser Inspire, part of the Seventh Battle Cruiser Division in the Alliance Fleet. Kila was ambitious and aggressive to the point of ruthlessness, and aimed to impress her superiors regardless of the impression her actions leave on her peers and subordinates. Towards the end of her life, she would lead a conspiracy to eliminate both Captain John Geary and his supporters, but was eventually caught and committed suicide.
While an ensign, Sandra Kila at some point met Roberto Duellos and the two became romantically involved, though the relationship ended abruptly when they were separated by differing assignments. Duellos would later remark that if Kila were an animal, she would be known as one of those which eats its own young.