Dawn has transitioned into Bridgeway Capital after five years working as the University of Pittsburgh’s Associate Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Executive Director of the Summer Language Institute. In those roles, Dawn gained substantial experience raising funds from federal grants and private foundations to support underserved student populations, develop international academic programs, and support Pitt faculty’s research interests. She is eager to employ her grant writing and reporting skills to promote equitable economic opportunity and community revitalization in Western Pennsylvanian. Dawn received her B.A. from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Russian literature and cinema, respectively, from the University of Pittsburgh.