Dawn RodriguezTechnical Recruiter
Dawn is a Technical Recruiter with a background in nonprofit management. After running her nonprofit, Dance Another World, for the past 5 years, Dawn is excited about her new career with EdgeLink. When she’s not working, she’s traveling with her husband, spending time with her pups, family, and friends, or working on school work for her Master’s in Public Administration until she graduates in August!
Mara is her 11 year old black miniature poodle, travel buddy, and best friend. Fun fact: Mara walked down the aisle with Dawn and her father at her wedding, then jumped straight into a pond!
Getting the Edge on Dawn
Favorite questions to ask:
“What would your 3 super powers be and would you wear a superhero uniform?”
What’s your favorite part of the day?:
Any day I get to see my sweet nephew. I take my auntie duties very seriously. Sawyer, my nephew, will be 5 in June and he loves to dance, surf, snowboard, and play pirates.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ― Anaïs Nin
Mara and then my husband’s dog, Billie, a “German Shepherd/Border Collie mix” who’s really a lab-mix. Billie is a sweet 5 year old, who loves her toys, sticks, her dad, and sister.
Something that doesn’t happen to everyone:
The night before my wedding, I realized I hadn’t picked up my wedding dress! Our wedding was on a Sunday (Earth Day) and our dry cleaners was closed on Sundays. With some serious Facebooking, I was able to track down the step-mother of the manager of the store who came and opened the store for us hours before my wedding and saved the day! The manager was super sweet and told me she wasn’t sure if she was creeped out or impressed by my ‘resourcefulness’.
Who inspires you?:
My sister is a huge inspiration for me. She is a beautiful, kind, patient, and loving mother and wife. In addition, she’s a high-level executive who has a wonderful work-life balance. Grateful to have her as a friend and role model.
I really love food. I love eating. I kind of like cooking, but food is very important to me. There aren’t too many things I won’t eat (pickles are on the short list.) Growing up in Texas, Tex-Mex is a staple, but I’ll never turn down sushi, Vietnamese, Thai, Ethiopian, my mother-in-law’s cooking, my husband’s breakfasts, etc.
Who was your favorite teacher?:
In undergrad, I had a Religious Studies professor who attended 3 different Ivy League schools. She was an ordained minister (with the mouth of a sailor), a feminist, a mother, a wife, a daughter, and an activist.