Nominations for Blog Interviews

Nominate your favorite #FIRSTLikeAGirl, to tell her story!

Submit your nomination and we will send that person the list of interview questions.  

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  • Please tell us a little about the person you are nominating and their impact. Please include teams and regions as applicable.

Meet Priya Padmanabhan, Software Engineer at American Express and #FIRSTLikeAGirl Inspire Series Speaker

When did you first become interested in your field? I became exposed to web development in middle school through Neopets, which allowed profiles to be created and edited with HTML/CSS. This sparked an immediate interest and I would spend hours learning and coding up...

Meet Zoe Hurtado, Business Process Analyst at Genentech and #FIRSTLikeAGirl Inspire Series Speaker

When did you first become interested in your field? I have been interested in medicine from a very young age. I originally wanted to become a veterinarian or a pediatrician, but realized that I was very good at math as well, so I ventured further into physics and...

Meet Naviya, #FIRSTLikeAGirl Alumni

Tell us about yourself and how are you involved with FIRST? Hello! My name is Naviya, and I have been involved in FIRST since 2010. I mentor FLL and FTC teams and graduated from on FRC Team 2473, in Portland, Oregon as well! I have always enjoyed playing with Legos...

Meet Erica Perez, HQ member, mentor, and judge!

Tell us about yourself and how are you involved with FIRST? Howdy from Houston, Texas. My name is Erica Perez and I am a FIRST LEGO League Jr. Coach, FIRST LEGO League project judge volunteer, a member of the FIRST HQ Development team, and a member of the FIRST...

Meet Kaitlyn, #FIRSTLikeAGirl Student

Meet AstroBot Kaitlyn, an active FIRST student on two teams FTC Team 8798 Aluminati Industries and FRC Team 86 Team Resistance. She also serves as a STEM advocate & speaker, Girl Scout, and mentors 4 FIRST LEGO League teams. Tell us about yourself and...

Meet Kanon, #FIRSTLikeAGirl Student

Meet Kanon, she is the founder and lead of FRC Team 6909 SAKURA Tempesta in Chiba, Japan, as well as an Ambassador for the LGBTQ+ of FIRST. Tell us about yourself and how are you involved with FIRST? I’m Kanon. I have been participating in FRC since I was a sophomore....

Meet Gaby Tovar #FIRSTLikeAGirl Alum and Mentor

Meet Gaby Tovar, from Toluca City, located in Mexico State. She is the teacher, Head Coach for the PINK HAWKS, FRC 6606, Game Announcer and MC for FRC events, and field reporter at the 2018 FIRST Global. Hello! First of all I would like to thank the Exploding Bacon,...

Meet Danielle Boyer #FIRSTLikeAGirl Alum and Mentor

Meet FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4384 alum Danielle Boyer! We found her through an article written about her experiences by SOLIDWORKS. We had the pleasure to interview her to share her story. Tell us about yourself and how are you involved with FIRST? My name is...