Re: TNG Cold Equations Book 2, Silent Wpns Nic-Picks -- SPOILERS
^But as I said, she's not a first contact specialist. She deals with any interspecies contact or diplomacy, whether it's with a new species or an established one.
Just got to the part in "Losing the Peace" where Picard has to basically say as much to Chen after she protests against being on the Away Team that visits the Denevan refugee ship by specifically saying it's not 'first contact' since they're humans.
"I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs. I play video games, which I think is a far superior addiction to any of those other ones. "