Suz Somersall – “If you lead with creativity, the love for STEM will follow”

By on May 10th, 2017 in interview


 Suz Somersall
Suz Somersall

Maker from the age of 4, Suz Somersall has explored many mediums until she finally found her true passion in 3D modeling and 3D printing. 

After studying art and design as an undergraduate at Brown University she went on to study and teach at The Rhode Island School of Design – where she first was introduced to the world of 3D printing. Her latest startup – KiraKira3D – teaches kids about 3D printing through online art and design classes.

Nora Toure: Suz, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D Printing in the first place?

Suz Somersall: I have always loved building things. As a little girl, I was also building forts with my brother, repurposing my dollhouses into starship control panels, and making gifts for friends. Looking back, my interests definitely were both in construction and art, however in college I didn’t feel like engineering courses were exciting to me. So I went down the path of art and design instead. It wasn’t until I was at the Rhode Island School of Design in grad school that I learned about 3D printing.

Read more at Women in 3D Printing

By Nora Toure

California-based Nora Toure is the woman behind “Women in 3D Printing”, a group dedicated to promoting and showcasing the use of 3D printing for women. She’s also the Director of Sales & Service Factory Operations at Fast Radius, and a TEDx speaker.