Kimberly Gibson joined America Makes as Ecosystem Director in late 2021, but this was far from the first time they had crossed paths. Gibson had already been recognized as an ambassador for America Makes for her role in bringing 3D printed personal protective equipment (PPE) forward during the initial COVID-19 outburst. She did this while working at IC3D, an America Makes member.
Before that, she was working as communications director at Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT).
Kimberly spends her free time on a charter school board for four high school dropout recovery programs in inner-city Columbus incorporating career tech education into the curriculum and, through IC3D, initiated the first-ever 3D printed Toys for Tots drive with the US. Marine Corps reserve, delivering 18,000 toys to needy children in 2020.