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 a student run organization that advocates awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ+ students, mentors, and volunteers of FIRST Robotics. LGBTQ+ of FIRST reaches out to over 1000 members across the FIRST regions and fronts multiple outreach endeavors.