Dawn received a Dual Master’s degree from the University of Kent in Brussels in International Conflict and Security, and Virginia Tech in Public and International Affairs. She received a B.A. from Virginia Tech in Political science. Through these studies, and her time living, studying and working in Brussels and Hong Kong, she gained a deep interest in immigration, refugees and education.
After graduating with her second Master’s Degree, Dawn went to work for the Horatio Alger Association, administering scholarships and supporting partnerships and scholar services. This gave her the skills and expertise she needed to join the Dream Project as a Board Member in July 2018, where she now assists the Dream Project with their scholarship program, Annual Summit, and other events.
Dawn currently works at the National Association of Medicaid Directors, managing their data systems, administering surveys and assisting with the Leadership Program and events.