Climate-Smart Healthcare Coordinator
Dawn grew up on a farm in SE Wisconsin, where she witnessed firsthand the effects of climate change in agriculture. She earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, studying Conservation Biology and Zoology with a certificate in Environmental Studies. During the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic, she served both as a nurse assistant and a Project Manager on an Infectious Disease team. She is an avid skier, climber, mountain biker, and trail runner in her current home of Red Lodge, Montana. She is currently a graduate student of Public Health at the University of Montana, and volunteers as a rural care EMT in her spare time. Her goal is to contribute to equitable healthcare access and play a role in standardizing the priority of environmental practices in healthcare. As the Climate-Smart Program Coordinator, Dawn meets with stakeholders, trains members for community action, and assists in the creation of green teams to help push Climate-Smart initiatives in Wisconsin’s healthcare systems.