Prior to her appointment to the Future Borders Coalition, Dr. Dawson was the North America Lead at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Institute. Other major posts include Director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., Founder of Dawson Strategic, and Senior Economic Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Canada. She is also on the teaching faculty at the Master of Public Policy program at McGill University in Montreal and serves on the Board of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. In addition, Dawson co-chaired the selection committee for the Government of Canada’s 2021 New Frontiers in Research Fund and was named 2020 Person of Distinction by the Public Affairs Association of Canada. Dr. Dawson holds a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University.