Dara holds a BS in Industrial Design with a minor in International Business from MSCD. Dara
combines her design strategy experience and rapid ethnographic assessment to empower others
Her projects have included job development in Sovereign Nations for Natives, branding for various
nonprofit organizations in Germany, pioneering a 7-10 day Social Entrepreneurial program which
facilitated basic business skills, and implementation of permaculture alternatives to subsistence
farming in Nepal.
With a focus on disrupting supply chains and “making” in austere environments she has co-founded
Field Ready, focusing in on-demand manufacturing in post Disaster Zones. Recently in Haiti, they
brought 3D printers to teach locals how to make needed medical supplies and replacement parts for
rural clinics. In the Bay Area, Dara works as Human Factors Lead for Made in Space, Inc., a
company developing 3D printers for use in space.