Sandy Hereld was a lieutenant in the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet. She initially served on the Dendarii fast cruiser Ariel as a trooper during the mission to retrieve House Bharaputra defector Dr. Hugh Canaba from Jackson's Whole. She was part of the backup team on the related ill-fated raid on House Ryoval's biologicals facility.
Years later, Hereld became a lieutenant and served as a comm officer aboard the Dendarii warship Triumph. When Mark Vorkosigan impersonated Admiral Naismith of the Dendarii in order to steal the Ariel, Lieutenant Hereld was one of the many mercenaries fooled by his charade. She was surprised when Naismith himself returned to the fleet three days later.
Hereld was known for frequently experimenting with her hairstyle.
Behind the scenesEdit
Sandy Hereld is one of the several Bujold characters that were named after fans.