Trustee Biography

Joan Dawson

Joan Dawson is a proud San Diego Junior Theatre alumnus, who spent most of her childhood at SDJT and believes SDJT taught her life skills that she has used throughout her professional career. Joan graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a B.A. in Communication, and Hastings College of the Law. A former broadcast journalist, Joan is now an attorney specializing in labor and employment law. A highlight of her legal career has been the recognition as the City of San Diego’s Prosecutor of the Year in 1999. Joan was a founding prosecutor in the San Diego Drug Court and the City Attorney’s Neighborhood Prosecution Unit. Joan is also a proud SDJT parent volunteer, with three daughters in the program. Joan is pleased to contribute to the theatre and dance arts community in San Diego, especially through her work on the Board of Trustees