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Aryn T. | Alumni | Team: 4982 | Pansexual | 2016 – Present
Why did you get involved with FIRST?
I joined my team in 2014, our rookie year, and have been involved ever since! We went to worlds on Rookie All-Star and I fell in love with the environment and the community and can’t imagine leaving it.
Why did you join LGBTQ+ of FIRST?
I joined LGBTQ+ of FIRST after noticing a lack of diversity within the community, and where there was diversity, a lack of acceptance. I wanted to create an opening and welcoming environment for any person to be accepted and acknowledged.
What are you most looking forward to this competition season?
I get to meet countless friends this season, from all over the world. My experiences with the FIRST community have been so positive and I’m so excited to meet the people who have made my time in FIRST so great!
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.