I joined the team due to a multitude of reasons that by itself do not really relate to the team per sé. For the first few years of my bachelor's I tried to do everything at the same time; get good grades, work as a student assistant, play the viola in the student orchestra, do several committees, and still graduate in three years. I did not feel satisfied, because I wanted to do something important, something big, something tangible that would make look back with a sense of pride and self-fulfillment years in the future.
The combination of these reasons made me join TU Delft Solar Boat Team: it would allow me to focus one year on a large project with social impact, namely sustainability in a polluting sector. I will be programming and producing the height control system this year, which will earn me a lot of valuable knowledge that I would otherwise not have gotten anywhere else. I expect to end this year with an amazing experience and a lot of personal development.