Student Administrators

Student Administrators , or Admin , are the primary decision-making body of LGBTQ+ of FIRST, with the final vote on all important topics. Admin are expected to fulfill duties including but not limited to the scheduling and writing of blog posts; the supervision and management of the LGBTQ+ of FIRST Discord server; outreach at FIRST events. Only LGBTQ+ students who are currently members of a FRC or FTC Team may hold the position of Admin. 

Max C.

Class of 2019 | Team: FRC 2197, FTC 5300 | Indiana | Male | Bi | 2016 – Present

max.jpgMaddox, or Max to his friends, is the team captain of FRC 2197 and 2018 Dean’s List Finalist. He is also a member of FTC 5300. In his free time, he indulges in his passion for computer science and mentors FLL teams in his area.

People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.


Katie J.

Class of 2019 | Team: FTC 3595, FRC 614 | Chesapeake | Female | Gay | 2017 – Present

Katie has grown up doing FIRST — this is her 13th season in a FIRST program. She has participated in FLL, FTC, and FRC. She was also on FIRST Global Team USA for in inaugural FIRST Global Challenge in 2017, and she is a 2017 Dean’s List Finalist. Katie is a second-degree black belt, and she plans to double-major in computer science and mechanical engineering in college.

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.


Doug S.

Class of 2019 | Team: FRC 4159 | West | Male| Bisexual | FtM | 2016 – Present


Doug is a remote student mentor for FRC 4159, as well as a RECON researcher at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He is also an apprentice falconer.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.



Amon G.

Class of 2020 | Team: FRC 5530 | Michigan | Male | Gay | 2018 – Present

unnamed.jpegAmon is part of the build and scouting teams for his FRC team and has been a part of FIRST since 8th grade. His main ambition is mechanical engineering, but he thoroughly enjoys the spirit of competitions and the community of FRC. His achievements include working on a pit structure for his team over the summer of 2017, helping organize scouting for two years, and working with the coaches to organize trips to off season events.

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old Age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”


Hayley Y.

Class of 2020 | Team: FRC 3132 | International | Female | Bisexual | 2018 – Present

Hayley is a mechanical lead, outreach student, drive team member, FLL mentor and a 2018 Deans List Finalist. She started the FIRST Help Now call centre and assisted in starting The Compass Alliance.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”