Comet Atya

Comet Atya
What year did you join TRG?
Current Team
Capital Punishment

How did you come up with your derby name? Does it have any meaning?

An obsession with Neil deGrasse Tyson and all things space.


How did you get involved in roller derby? How did you wind up with TRG?

I moved to Tallahassee to do my Masters in English Education and since I didn’t know anyone I searched social things to do and TRG showed up. They had a blurb about bootcamp that basically stated just show up and we’ll take care of the rest. So, I showed up, and never left!


What do you do outside of derby?

I’m an 11th grade English Teacher at Godby High School.


Any fun derby stories you’d like to share?

Most derby stories are fun, especially when they end with a good after party 🙂


Likes? (Anything, derby or just in general)

Coffee, books, and that feeling when you hit someone to the ground.


Dislikes? (Anything, derby or just in general)

Lima beans, smudged glasses, and that feeling that creeps up and says you can’t do it.


Why is TRG (or roller derby) important to you?

Because you can do it. And I didn’t know I could until I showed up.

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