Vivian Underhill is a chemist at the US Geological Survey where she researching mercury contamination in California. She has a blog called vivianunderhill.wordpress.com that she uses for writing, LGBT+ activism, and general nerdy stuff. Between 2010 and 2012, she wrote the Boulder Frugalista weekly column in the Colorado Weekly. Additionally, she has written articles for New West Magazine, Bitch Magazine Online, Lip Poetry Journal, and Autostraddle.com, where she wrote a series called the “Queered Science.” Underhill graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado with her BA in Environmental Studies.
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.