Congrats Comet on being our September 2018 Skater of the Month!!
What is the origin of your derby name?
The gals gave me my derby name during my first practice, probably because I couldn't skate and came in too hot!
How did you discover derby?
Rosie gave a speech about derby in our mutual class, and it sounded super interesting. I reached out, went to my first practice that day, and have been going ever since.
I would love to work on my endurance for jamming as well as finding strategies for taller derby players to hit hard in the right places without compromising their own balance.
What advice do you have for new skaters?
Keep coming to practice! I was super frustrated with not making progress as quickly as I wanted to but then I started skating almost every day and really committed myself, and I've made leaps and bounds in the last few months.
What do you do in real life?
I'm currently a 3rd year undergraduate student at the University of Oregon where I'll be studying English and Deaf Studies. I work as a Registered Behavior Technician with children with Autism, and I'm a beta reader for novels as a hobby.