Dawn M. Wilson brings over ten years of college access and success experience to her role as Associate Director of PUPP. Prior to joining PUPP, Dawn served as the inaugural Director of College Success for Cooperman College Scholars (CCS), where she supported the scholars on all points related to academic success, personal wellness, persistence, and retention. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dawn is a proud product of the New Jersey public school system, having been educated there from elementary through graduate school. Dawn earned her Master’s in Counseling from The College of New Jersey, holds a New Jersey Associate License of Marriage and Family Therapy (LAMFT), and will begin her doctoral work in counseling in September 2021. As a first generation graduate herself, Dawn embodies her personal ethos: “be who you needed when you were younger.'' This sentiment fuels her work with students, allowing her to meet students where they are and aid in their “becoming”.