Today at 5:30pm, join Melissa, Megan, and Sarah to learn about online team presence and marketing in a digital world. This panel will discuss how to portray your team’s mission, efforts, and brand, taking advantage of the influence of social media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBCq92FGML4
Melissa joined 971 as an outreach and software mentor in 2018. She is a Senior User Experience Researcher for Google Stadia and has a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University. Melissa has been involved in FIRST for 20 years since she was in middle school. She is a Head Referee and was recognized as San Francisco Regional Volunteer of the Year in 2020.
Sarah joined 971 as an outreach, awards, and software mentor in 2019 after ten years of mentoring FRC Team 3132. She currently works at Google as a software engineer on trusted computing platforms. Sarah Heimlich received her bachelor’s degree in software engineering and her masters in computing from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. She has been involved with FIRST since she was -4 months old, though her active involvement started 15 years ago. Sarah is a Dean’s List winner and Woodie Flowers finalist.
Megan is an outreach and awards mentor on 971. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Cognitive Science. As a passionate member of the FIRST community, since she was a student on FRC Team 3309, the Friarbots, she has volunteered as the Lead Queuer for the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Regionals. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, watching movies, and taking care of her Bearded Dragon, Viserion.