Dawn received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she studied Bioethics, Spanish and Psychology. She moved to New York City where she worked in business consulting for a couple of years before returning to graduate school. In 2005 Dawn earned her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College, with a bilingual extension in Spanish. Early in her career, she worked full-time with at-risk populations in a Harlem public school. In 2006, newly married, she and her husband spent a month in Guatemala living with a family. Dawn sought out the sole provider of speech therapy in Antigua, Guatemala and took part in therapy sessions at a government funded public school for children and adults with disabilities and hearing impairment. From there, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she served as the bilingual speech pathologist at an Easter Seals child development center. To continue her work with adults, Dawn provided evening and weekend services at skilled nursing facilities. Upon moving to Mountain View, CA in 2008, she continued to serve pediatric and adult clients within a local clinic. There, she built and supervised a Spanish program that spanned four office locations. In 2009, Dawn was invited by to supervise graduate clinicians in a summer abroad program in La Paz, Bolivia. At the Hospital del Niño, Dawn led her team conducting hundreds of evaluations and treatment of children whose parents had come from the most rural outskirts of Bolivia to be seen. After having her first child, and while providing contract speech services for various public school districts, Dawn began to see private clients. Ultimately, her practice blossomed in 2014, and she expanded her reach beginning in 2016 by bringing on associate SLPs. Dawn is now blessed with three sweet children. In her free time (what free time?) Dawn enjoys practicing yoga, Zumba, photo and video editing, and crafting with scissors, tape and glue.