Every single volunteer that assists us at Do Space provides an invaluable service that allows for us to go above and beyond our regular operations.  We appreciate each and every person that dedicates their spare time to helping us accomplish all of our programs and services, but sometimes a special geek comes along that takes volunteer service to another level. Sonja is one of those extra special volunteers that we almost can not live without. Her contributions in the 3D Lab allow for our staff to focus on other areas of of our operations for hours and hours each week.  From the 3D printer to the laser cutter and even the vinyl cutter, Sonja not only completes personal projects but helps us complete ours too- and she loves to share her love of the 3D lab with everyone who comes in too! Sonja is a Ballroom dance instructor & Summer Camp program director in addition to being a Do Space Volunteer.

What are you passionate about?

Tinkering with electronics and making things work.

What does Do Space mean to you?

A safe place to experiment and learn how to learn new software and hardware.

What have you been able to accomplish at Do Space?

 I’ve been able to master the laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and the 3D printers. I’ve even printed and assembled my own dragon.

In the spirit of the “Humans of New York” photo series and social media phenomenon, Do Space is inspired to work with staff and volunteers to create a “Humans of Do Space” series that shares the stories of our members, volunteers, users and staff. The goal of this effort it to capture the people that are using the space and how it affects their lives. What does it allow them to do? What does it allow them to make? How are people using the space to overcome obstacles and get things done? 

About Author
Michael Sauers, Technology Manager
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has published more than 14 books on technology and other topics.