DiMitri Higginbotham is the graduate assistant for the SMU Maker Education Project, where he gets to drive and teach from the SMU MakerTruck. He is a graduate student at Southern Methodist University where he is working on an M.A. in Design and Innovation, focusing on maker education and Human-Centered Design strategies.
DiMitri spent most of his childhood in Lafayette, Louisiana, before moving to Tennessee and finally to Texas. He studied at the University of North Texas, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. DiMitri has over nine years’ experience giving private percussion lessons and teaching drumline, beginner percussion, concert band, and jazz band classes in the Fort Worth, Frisco, and Kennedale school districts.
DiMitri and his wonderful wife Hollie currently live in Rowlett, Texas, with their son Mason and daughter Amelia. He hopes someday to work for a makerspace that actively makes and teaches in its community. DiMitri loves spending time at the lake with his family, playing percussion, reading, listening to music and podcasts, and watching documentaries.