During childhood, Amethyst presumably did some things, but they don’t remember half of them due to a skiing accident in sixth grade. They did remember pi rounded to 10 digits and all of the then-existing 493 Pokémon, which lead them on the path to being the nerd they are today. In high school, they joined the FireBears FIRST Robotics team, which went to the world championships in Amethyst’s senior year of high school.
Their love of anime started in middle school after they attended a film class at the local library—the librarian who taught it was an avid otaku and ran the library’s anime club. From there, Amethyst joined the anime club and was introduced to great anime like Black Butler. The film class also led them to become involved at the local public-access TV station as a filmmaker.
In addition to writing for Twin Cities Geek, Amethyst is working through the challenges in Free Code Camp and completing generals at a local community college. They hope to transfer to a four-year institution for electrical engineering and to get an internship in their field of study.
Posts by Amethyst
- A Minnesota Student Experiences the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program Jun 2, 2018
- Foldscopes Give You the Power of Microscopes without Breaking the Bank Dec 13, 2017
- How to Enjoy FIRST Robotics from the Comfort of Your Home Oct 25, 2017
- Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Latest Book Makes Astrophysics Dead Simple Aug 4, 2017
- Minnesota Fans Party with Pusheen Jul 30, 2017
- 5 Kinds of People Who Don’t Get Vaccines But Aren’t Anti-Vaxxers May 5, 2017
- Weather Geeks Wanted for a Local Storm Spotting Initiative Apr 1, 2017
- Minnesota’s 2017 FIRST Robotics Season Begins Feb 17, 2017
- Free Code Camp Twin Cities Brings Local Geeks Together to Learn Jan 25, 2017