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A Dara Dotz

Principal Designer/Co-Founder
Field Ready

Dara pioneered using exponential technology to solve challenges in austere environments. Dara combines her design strategy experience with rapid ethnographic assessment to empower others through technology. She deployed the first 3D printers in Haiti as a way of addressing immediate needs. She co-founded Field Ready, focusing on refactoring supply-chains and using hyper-local manufacturing to produce humanitarian supplies in the field. They have deployed to multiple countries, taught locals to create medical supplies, replacement parts for clinics, water pipe fittings and more. Their goal is to not only solve immediate needs but also to foster co-creation and resiliency in those communities.

Dara's work focuses on enabling people at the edges in extreme and austere environments not only on Earth but off planet as well. She was the Human Factors Lead for Made In Space, Inc., when they built and launched the first gravity-independent 3D printer up to the International Space Station.

She has expertise in product design, human factors, emergency medicine, leadership, and design thinking. Dara has lectured at the UN, MakerFaire, TEDx, and more about the potential of technology applied effectively to address human needs in remote environments. She was most recently honoured by the White House under the Obama administration as a 'Champion of Change' in the field of making.

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Events featuring A Dara Dotz
Events featuring A Dara Dotz