A Dara Dotz
A Dara Dotz

A pioneer in 3D printing in austere environments, Dara combines her design strategy experience and rapid ethnographic assessment to empower others through technology. Co-founding Field Ready, an NGO focused on manufacturing humanitarian supplies, has already brought 3D printers to make essential medical supplies, replacement parts, and more in multiple countries simultaneously training locals. Dara worked as Human Factors Lead for Made In Space, Inc., a company that built the first gravity-independent 3D printer for the International Space Station. She has lectured at TED, the UN, and more about the potential of technology applied effectively to address human needs in remote and extreme environments. She has received numerous accolades for her creative applications of technology leading her to recognition by the Obama Administration as a “Champion of Change.” When not in the field she studies MMA works on space suit design.