Our Vision:

The Student DEI Committee’s vision is to nurture a community where all FIRST Washington students can reach their full potential. Our goal is to disrupt discriminatory systems through advocacy, education, awareness, and celebration. 

Our Mission:

FIRST Washington and the Student DEI Advisory Committee acknowledges that systemic inequities exist in nearly all facets of our lives, including education, STEM industries – and our FIRST Washington programs. Our community provides rich perspectives and experiences that arise from racial, ethnic, socio-economic, sexual, gender, disability and religious diversity, and it is our mission to support an equitable and welcoming environment for all. 

This Committee meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm – 5:15pm.

Sign up as a member or email Mara Kealey at marak@firstwa.org for more information.

Upcoming Events:

  • 10/12/2022 – Committee Elections, 4:30pm – 5:15pm

    • If you’re interested in serving as a member or running for a leadership position on the Student DEI Advisory Committee, please attend our meeting on October 12th and submit the registration form prior to the 12th.
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Meeting Agenda – 

  1. Election of Leadership roles in order of – President, Secretary, Membership Chair, Education Chair.
  2. Brainstorm issues important to the committee.
  3. Divide members into groups managed by Leadership members and begin goal setting for the season.


Join Us!

We welcome and encourage students of diverse racial, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds to join the Committee.

If you are a FIRST Washington student and you want to collaborate with this empowering team of student leaders, consider joining us!

Sign Up

Run for a Leadership Role

The idea is in the name – Leadership! These students should be willing to lead Committee Members and guide the advocacy of the committee.  

Check out our committee handbook for role descriptions.

Committee Handbook


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This is a national, student run organization that seeks to create a safe and educated space for LGBTQ+ members of the FIRST Robotics community. LGBTQ+ of FIRST consists of over 1,000 members and has presence in every FIRST region.

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