Kate Sample, FIRST donor, alum, volunteer, and staff member, has been a part of the FIRST community for close to 20 years. Her journey started on a FIRST® Robotics Competition team, and she has volunteered in a variety of roles for each of the FIRST programs. She now serves as an Education Specialist at FIRST and donates monthly to support the FIRST mission.
"The FIRST program changed my life. Being a student in the program, I gained so many skills both technical and holistic, and had the opportunity to be exposed to so many career paths," Kate said. "Giving, even a small amount each month, I know that I am helping to contribute to a great cause and that this money is ultimately providing students just like me with their own life-changing experience."
Watch Kate and other FIRST alumni discuss the impact of FIRST on YouTube >>