Champion of Change: Field Ready's Dara Dotz
We are deeply honored that our friend, co-founder and designer extraordinaire, Dara Dotz, is being recognized by the White House as a “Champions of Change for Making.” We can think of no one who deserves this recognition more.
Dara was selected after an exhaustive search across the US to find people who are making a deep and meaningful impact through their work. Dara led our first program in Haiti, has been instrumental in US-based activities and drives Field Ready’s mission forward through her work on design, technology and making.
According to the White House, this exclusive group was picked because of their “personal passion and tireless efforts to make advances in technology and platforms, educational opportunities, or spaces that empower even more Americans to become tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs.”
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. In 2014, US President Obama launched the Nation of Makers initiative, which is “an all-hands-on-deck call to make sure more students, entrepreneurs, and Americans of all backgrounds have access to a new class of technologies—such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and desktop machine tools—that are enabling more Americans to design, build, and manufacture just about anything.”
A ceremony will take place this Friday, June 17, at the White House in Washington, DC. Dara is being recognized as one of ten individuals from across the US who won this honor. The weekend also includes the National Maker Faire where Dara will also be recognized.