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Chris Gifford, Valerie Valdes & Eric Weiner

What’s in a name? A lot, according to Chris, Valerie and Eric. The inspiration for Dora Marquez’s first name was exploradora, the Spanish feminine word for explorer. The trio took her last name from Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez.

Meet the Creators

Was Dora's name always going to be Dora?

No, it started as Nina

The power that Dora has is that kids think Dora is her friend, not a teacher
- Chris Gifford