Dawn joins the Lab as Manager for Partnership Development + Operations, coming to the team with a background in education program design, enrollment management, recruitment and consulting. Her experience includes roles in admissions/recruitment, program development, and student advising at The City University of New York and Columbia University. She has also served as an educational consultant and higher education advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Dawn’s work has been concentrated on business development, consulting and solutioning activities in the international education sector, with a focus on Asia. She has provided educational solutions to a portfolio of independent high schools and their international student populations, designed distance learning and advising programs for large distributed international student populations, as well as advised the students and staff of international corporate clients on navigating education-to-career pathways for international students. Dawn’s work has spanned adolescent-to-adult learner populations across socio-economic and international boundaries, and across fields as diverse as Data Science to Medicine to first-gen college student programming. As a first generation student herself and a proud product of NYC public schools, she has always viewed her work through an equity lens.
Dawn attended City College of New York both as a fully funded fellow for first generation and under-represented students pursuing careers in academia and on full academic scholarship. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English Literature, and has an MSEd in Higher Education Administration from Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.
Dawn is from New York City and now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, a Senior Solutions Architect for an enterprise solutions firm; and daughter, an elementary school student and aspiring USWNT soccer player and chef. Their little cat, Maui rounds out the brood.