About Degrees of Freedom

Si Se Puede Foundation (SSPF) was founded by Alberto L. Esparza in 1993, and became incorporated as a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization in 1998. In 2016, Si Se Puede Foundation founded Degrees of Freedom in Chandler, Arizona. Since then the all-girls robotics team has participated 6 regional competitions, attended Houston Championships 3 years in a row, and won Rookie All-Star Award, Engineering Inspiration Award, and Chairmans Award. More than just robots, Degrees of Freedom has made community service a top priority. Through workshops, summer camps, active mentorship, and much much more, Degrees of Freedom has been able to make a significant mark on the community.  

Meet Our Team

Stephanie Moreno

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Jessica Sarinana

Grade:11

Years in FIRST: 4(FLL) 3(FRC)

Interests: Volunteering

Aspirations: Become a Mechanical Engineer 

Camila Treviño

Grade: !2th

Years in FIRST: 7

Interests: FRC Memes and Volunteering 

Aspirations: Patent Lawyer for Engineering Companies

Meet Our Team

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Gaby

Grade: 11

Years in FIRST: 2 (FRC)

Interests: Robotics and photography

Aspirations: To go to college

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Khushi

Grade:11

Years in FIRST: 4 (FLL) 3 (FRC)

Interests: Volunteering, Building

Aspirations: Become a Mechanical Engineer or Aerospace Engineer

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Natali

Grade: 11

Years in FIRST: 2 (FRC) 1 (FTC)

Interests: Community service, PR, writing and traveling

Aspirations: Engineering

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Tanisha

Grade: 10

Years in FIRST: 1 (FLL) 3 (FRC) 1 (FTC)

Interests: Baking, Biology, Singing, Dancing

Aspirations: Earning my Masters in Dermatology

Sthuthi

Grade: 10

Years in FIRST: FLL Jr (2) FLL (5) FRC (1) FTC (1)

Interests: Dogs, Playing Instruments, Dancing, Reading

Aspirations: To become a Neurosurgeon

Madhu

Grade: 10

Years in FIRST: 1 (FTC)

Interests: Dancing, Baking, Creative, CAD

Aspirations: Majoring in business, finance or graphic design. 

Anusha

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Years in FIRST: 

Interests: sleeping, my podcast, hiking, going out, dancing

Aspirations: Psychologist

Meg

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Years in FIRST: 

Interests: baking, reading, drawing

Aspirations: psychology, maybe neuroscience?

Krisha 

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Interests:  Dancing, sports overall, hiking, traveling, gym, shopping, baking/cooking, running, ukulele, piano, helping others, teaching, swimming

Aspirations: Psychiatrist

Meet Our Mentors

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Carolyn Reoyo

Years in FIRST: 2 (Mentor)

Interests: Ukulele, hiking, travel

Profession: Software Developer at General Motors

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Megan Cheng

Years in FIRST: 2 (Mentor)

Interests: Crafts, reading, traveling

Profession: Software Engineer at GM

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Samantha Mott

Years in FIRST: 2 (Mentor)

Interests: Softball, programming, video games

Profession: Software Developer at General Motors

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Mari Bray

Years in FIRST: 9 (Student) 1 (Mentor)

Interests: Scuba diving, surfing, robotics

Profession: Engineering management student at ASU

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Daniel Frank

Years in FIRST: 8 (Mentor)

Interests: Writing music, hiking, helping others by developing assistive technology

Profession: Engineering lecturer at ASU

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Izzy Thalman

Years in FIRST: 5 (Student) 1 (Mentor)

Interests: Robotics, working out, spending time with friends

Profession: Robotics engineering student at ASU

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Bill Moses

Years in FIRST: 2 (Mentor)

Interests: Hunting, fishing, metal working, electronics, programming, photography

Profession: Retired electrical engineer and programmer