Comet Atya

Comet Atya #138

Comet Atya #138

What is the origin of your derby name/persona?

Space–because it’s awesome! 

What year did you join TRG?

2014

Primary position?

Blocker

What do you do outside of roller derby?

Teach English Language Arts and lit to high schoolers, 

Prior athletic background?

I had no prior athletic background before finding roller derby. 

How did you get into roller derby?

I moved to Tallahassee to do my Masters at FSU and the first thing I looked into was roller derby. I started bootcamp and the rest is history. 

Accolades?

The “I’m Just Happy to Be Here” award for the 2014 season. It’s true!

What is an unexpected way derby has impacted your life?

I have found an amazing group of strong, intelligent, funny, kind, women who have become a support system and a family. They push me to do amazing things I never thought I could do. 

What is one piece of advice you would give to newer league members or those who are thinking about joining roller derby?

One piece of advice is to stick with it, you are capable of so much more than you’d ever think!