Dawn has had a life-long career in education. She started teaching as a Peace Corps volunteer in Yemen and has since taught English in lots of fun places, most recently at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji. She joined the Professional Education department at BSU in 2022. She has an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and a BA in English and Psychology for Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dawn grew up in central Wisconsin but has called Bemidji her home since 2002.