Dorothy Jones-Davis

Dorothy Jones-Davis is the Executive Director of Nation of Makers, a national nonprofit whose mission is to support the full range of organizations that impact makers, by encouraging connections, broadly sharing resources, facilitating funding opportunities, engaging in policy development, and advocating for the maker movement. As a Ph.D-level neuroscientist, Dorothy previously worked at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) where she created and managed public-private partnerships in Neuroscience between the NIH, FDA academia, non-profit, advocacy organizations, and industry partners. Prior to that role, she served as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Engineering, was a co-founder and co-producer of the National Maker Faire and the DC Mini Maker Faire, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco and a lecturer at San Francisco State University.