Rey was a Force-sensitive human female, as well as a scavenger, who ultimately became a Jedi after discovering her latent connection to the Force while on a journey to find the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and restore hope to a galaxy on the brink of war.
Rey grew up alone on the barren world of Jakku, longing for her family to return, until she met BB-8, a resistance droid who carried information about Skywalker's whereabouts. Together with Finn, a First Order defector, BB and with the help of Han Solo and Chewbacca she journeyed to deliver the map to Skywalker to General Leia Organa and the Resistance.
Along the way, she discovered Skywalker's lightsaberand awakened her Force powers before being captured by Kylo Ren a powerful First Order warlord formerly known as Ben Solo, Skywalker's nephew and fallen apprentice whom she dueled and defeated on Starkiller Base just before the Resistance destroyed the First Order superweapon.
After traveling to the Resistance base, Organa tasked her with finding Skywalker and presenting him with his old lightsaber as a symbol of the only hope the galaxy had left. the return of the Jedi Order.
“The belonging you seek is not behind you. It is ahead.” – Maz Kanata