Marcella is a community leader at NextFab, a network of makerspaces and collaborative studios in Philadelphia, PA, and Wilmington, DE. In addition to heading up the membership division of the company, she champions initiatives to involve the maker community in projects for social good. She is deeply passionate about helping others to find fulfillment and uncover their potential through the practice of making things. A true believer in the DIY ethos, she advocates for informal and nontraditional education as complements to standard academia. A self-described “professional tinkerer”, she’s explored career paths from sales to safesmithing before finding a home in the maker movement. When she’s not in one of NextFab’s studios or at work on an art project, she’s likely to be found riding her bicycle on one of Philly’s incredible bike paths.