- Loves: Complex Problem Solving
- Hates: Naysayers
- Super Power: Explorer
Dawn works as an Improvement Advisor on Community Solutions' Built for Zero team, where she assists US communities along with both national and global consulting clients. Dawn has over 20 years of experience partnering with historically marginalized communities to address inequities in housing, education, and economic opportunities. Previously, Dawn organized with students and families for school improvement at Parents & Youth for Change, assisted households to build financial equity through programs at Opportunities Credit Union, and supported formerly homeless individuals to secure employment through social enterprise development at Common Ground Community. Dawn is a founding board member of Emerge Vermont and a co-founder of the Greater Burlington Women’s Forum. Dawn currently serves as a commissioner of the Burlington Housing Authority in Vermont. She holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Ed from the University of Vermont.