Where Are They Now?
This section features selected alumni of the FIRST Robotics Competition.
FIRST has been an important part of my life since I first heard about it almost 10 years ago. I started team 771 with my friend Shanan Walsh at St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School, a small all-girls school. When we started, we had a few hand tools and a small project room to work in. The power of FIRST was such that, despite these humble beginnings, we were inspired and excited to overcome these challenges and compete in the competition. Having FIRST at our school inspired many of us to choose engineering as a career path by showing us an exhilarating and challenging side we might not have otherwise seen. I now work as a consulting engineer in Edmonton, AB. Today, I still love to see the impact FIRST has on kids by helping organize the FLL Alberta provincial competition, and hope to help continue grow FIRST programs out in Western Canada.