Dorothy Jones-Davis, PhD


Executive Director, Nation of Makers (Silver Spring, Maryland, USA)

Dorothy Jones-Davis is the Executive Director of Nation of Makers, a nonprofit whose mission is to support America’s maker organizations through advocacy, resource sharing, and the building of community within the maker movement and beyond. In this role, she is deeply interested in creating connections between a diversity of makers, enabling them to use their collective skills to harness solutions for the world’s challenges – grand and small.

With a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Dorothy has previously held roles at the National Science Foundation, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, and the University of California, San Francisco.

Dorothy's interest and passion for making began when she was a child (see her Medium post on Why She Makes), tinkering with broken electronics with her dad. In her spare time, she now enjoys carrying on the tradition of building and making, with her ten-year-old daughter.