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dawn m garcia

"Be the change
you want to see in the world."


About Dawn M Garcia

Dawn earned a Bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Psychology from The University of Iowa. She also received an Associates degree in Liberal Arts from Kirkwood Community College.

When her first child was born, Dawn started her own business, Rugged Peak Design - a freelance graphic and website design company. Alongside her booming design business, Dawn was freelance writing for numerous agency's and company's in the Fort Collins and Denver area until they moved to rural Nebraska. She then picked up writing and editing jobs with local newspapers and magazines.

Aside from freelancing, Dawn works as the Let's Build Nebraska Project Coordinator for the State of Nebraska Volunteer Commission. Exciting news - launched in June 2012. Let's Build Nebraska is a free portal for nonprofits and volunteers contibuting to a better life in our state.

Before moving to the "City", Dawn owned an in-home daycare and worked part-time at the public library.

Dawn lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband, three children, a spoiled yellow lab and an overweight cat. She is also writing her second novel.

Volunteer Work and Causes

  • People's City Mission
  • Hunger Relief Advocate for Hunger America
  • Church and Community Events
  • Public Relations Chair for The Relay For Life of Furnas County
  • Nursing home visits


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