ToorCamp 2022

Leading a FIRST Robotics Team Post-COVID
2022-07-16, 11:30–11:50 (US/Pacific), Prime Dome

The Robodox, a FIRST & VEX Robotics Team from LA, was left in my hands at the beginning of this school year. From one of three rookie programmers to the president of the 40-student team after two COVID-19 graduating classes was quite a drastic change. With ambition for improvement and a bit of insane luck, I led our team to winning a regional competition for the first time in our 20+ year history, qualifying us to compete at the FIRST World Championship. This is a story of the ups and downs and plot twists, all from the perspective of a high school junior with self-diagnosed senioritis.

Danielle is a rising high school senior who seeks to share her story about leadership and robotics to inspire more support for youth education. Fun fact: she has been to over 100 different bubble tea locations, and friends consider it as part of her personality.