Danielle E. | Senior | Team: 1339 | West | Female | Pansexual | 2017 – Present
Why did you join LGBTQ+ of FIRST?
I was about a year into a non-straight relationship and still questioning my sexuality and I wanted to engage in a community where I would find friends who might be like me. When I saw the truly fantastic community LGBTQ+ of FIRST cultivated, I decided that I wanted to support it’s growth and get other people connected to it.
What are you most looking forward to this competition season?
The regionals my team is attending this year are looking really competitive so I’m excited to see everyone having some serious fun! I also did a lot of my team’s artwork for imagery this year so I’m hoping we’ll get to trade shirts with a lot of teams and hopefully win the imagery award! (fingers crossed!)
What are your goals for the future?
I plan on studying Computer Science and Graphic Design in college next year with hopes of going into Web Design. I’m also into knitting so hopefully I can develop that craft and try making a sweater.
About LGBTQ+ of FIRST
LGBTQ+ of FIRST is an organization dedicated to raising awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ+ participants in FIRST Robotics. LGBTQ+ of FIRST was started to spread visibility of the LGBTQ+ community within FIRST and help teams become safe spaces for their members.