We broke paradigms, status and stereotypes; we are changing the world in a place where STEM, Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition are a life style, there are everyday tools.
“For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” when this name stop being a simple name and it became in your passion, it is tattooed in your soul making you fight for him, you looking for more dreamers like you than know that they would make it their life, their reason to be.
A lot of woman decided to leave it for the lack of woman leaders of STEM, but that they really still see is that is very easy to surrender, but why to not fight for be the first leaders in STEM and demonstrate that is not a requisite be part of a team where all the leaders because we could be the first.
We know that fight is not easy, but it is not impossible, is for that reason that I want when you read this, remember the sixteen year old girl passionate for the FIRST and STEM, that despite the stereotypes, is different and her want to change the world.
At the beginning I thought that it was very hard to be here just for being the only girl in the team, but later when I tried to get out I realized that I can’t, because I get used and I get my mind that I’m not the first and not even the last, but I have something that makes me unique and special.
My name is Karen and I’m the girl that not fear to what others think if they saw me playing rude with the guys because they are like my brothers, I’m the one that risk and assistance, the one that can leave a party for a night of construction and the one who can be a part of their belongings just to make not only a dream, if not the dream of all my team.
Exist the chance of not be indispensable, but I’m important because I do not keep me out of the invisibility, when I’m here not managed to be invisible and everyone notes that.
Being inside of ART 4371 I found my best friends, my older brothers, which in the good and the worst moments they would always be with me to hug me, give me a advice and do not let me down; they teach me that whatever happens we would never be separate, even I found now that I have seven adoptive mothers and is very funny because I never thought to find such good people like them, my friends, my family.
Thank you FIRST because without you I could never being who I am.
This blog was written by Karen Perez of FRC team 4371 from Mexico. If you are interested in blogging for FIRST Ladies, sign up on the schedule.