Dawn Reese manages fundraising efforts and liaisons with University partners.

Dawn previously worked as Senior Associate, Business Development, for the Clean Energy Trust (CET), an impact investor helping to launch, fund and grow early clean energy businesses in the Midwest through direct investment, venture development, and advocacy. Before joining CET, Dawn worked as a Development Associate with the Environmental Law Policy Center, a Midwest-based environmental legal advocacy firm. She holds a BA in theatre with a minor in Africana studies from Auburn University.

Dawn has lived in Cape Town, South Africa, where she worked on issues related to women’s rights and xenophobia.