Dorothy Jones-Davis Moves to KID Museum
By Dale Dougherty
November 22, 2022
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Dorothy Jones-Davis Moves to KID Museum
Dale

Welcome to Make Cast.

I'm Dale Dougherty. I'm joined by Dorothy Jones-Davis of Nation of Makers, who is about to go somewhere new. We're gonna find out about that now. It's a time to talk a little bit about Nation of Makers-- what now is history and where it is today, and maybe where it'll go in the future.

Welcome Dorothy. Good to see you and talk to you.

Dorothy

Good to see you as well.

Dale

Why don't you give me the announcement...

Dorothy

So the exciting announcement. Drum roll, please. Nation of Makers has been around for six years now and I've been the executive director since the very beginning. And at this point in my career I decided to step down as executive director of Nation of Makers and serve in more of an advisory capacity. And that's in part because I've taken a position in the maker community at a makerspace or maker organization called Kid Museum. And Kid Museum is in Bethesda, Maryland in Montgomery County, Maryland.

And it's a space that is pretty dear to my heart. It's sort of our family maker space. My daughter actually has gone there since she was really little and a lot of her maker experiences were in that space. And so it just was really exciting to apply for and get a position at Kid Museum.

I'll be the chief impact officer there. Looking at how to scale up their impact and how to convey the incredible impact they've had over the 10 years that they've been around. And so it just feels like coming home and feels like a little bit of full circle. So just a different way.

Dale

That's great. Okay. We'll come back to the Kid Museum. Let's go back --where did Nation of Makers come from?

Dorothy

Oh, so this is a good question. Yeah. So the history of Nation of Makers is one that's really exciting. So during the Obama administration, and I will take a moment to say that we are not affiliated with any political party.