Dawn Culpepper is the Program Director of the Public Leadership Education Network, PLEN, based in Washington, D.C. She was formerly an Americorps*VISTA Fellow at Turning the Page, a Washington, D.C. educational nonprofit aimed at increasing parental involvement in public schools. Dawn’s responsibilities at Turning the Page included designing and implementing leadership curriculum; working with government officials, school administration/staff, and parent leaders; and overseeing grant implementation for a school-wide health and wellness program. She also worked at Appleseed, a nonprofit network of 17 public interest justice centers, where she oversaw more than 300 pro bono legal volunteers from top firms across the national capital region.
Dawn graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a BA in
Government. She focused her studies primarily on gender and the political
process. Dawn was deeply involved with both the Women’s Center and the Young
Women Leaders Program throughout her college career.