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PAEMST Awardee Highlight
Dawn O'Connor

Dawn O'Connor

California | 2007
After winning the PAEMST award, Dawn began to serve as an advocate for marginalized student communities in science. Dawn transitioned out of the classroom and into the role of a mentor for The New Teacher Project where she was able to support 16 teachers in viewing science education as a social justice issue. Dawn was later asked to become the Director for the California Science Project for the East Bay Science Project. Dawn also gives back to PAEMST by serving as a mentor to applicants and as a state reviewer.