Michael Burnham was first officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou in the 2250s when she played an instrumental role in the start of the Federation-Klingon War (2256-57). During that conflict she served aboard the U.S.S. Discovery and its encounters with the Mirror universe and Control until it was propelled into the distant future.
- Michael Burnham at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- Michael Burnham at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.