FIRST alum David Gomez is from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3196, Team SPORK, in Mooresville, North Carolina. Today, he’s an electrical engineer at Fitbit, where he’s using skills he learned through FIRST – including initiative, teamwork, and how to solve abstract problems – to research, design, and manufacture next-gen products.
“FIRST really cemented my love for electrical engineering,” he says. “I think the lessons it taught me really put me ahead in college and set me on a great career path.”
What did you do after becoming a FIRST alum?
I work at Fitbit as an electrical engineer and have been in this position for a little over a year, but I was an intern for them before. I am responsible for helping to research, design, and manufacture the next generation of Fitbit products, which is a lot of fun.