Amethyst O'Connell headshotContributor (Science & Tech)

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.

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