Vol 10. Issue 4 / February 1, 2010

Dawn Eastmond

Title: Director of Education, Office of Graduate Studies, Scripps Research Institute Kellogg School of Science and Technology

Responsibilities: Working on educational assessment and assisting with the ongoing reaccreditation process for the Kellogg School by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Developing new curriculum options, including mini-courses for graduate students that would include a laboratory component. Launching a new undergraduate summer internship program on the California campus based on the institute's longstanding and successful high school internship program. Enhancing recruitment and communication by updating the school's online presence

Arrived at Scripps Research: November 2009

Background: After growing up in Long Island, New York, Eastmond attended Columbia University, earning a B.A. in Biochemistry. As she tells it, that's where she "caught the research bug" and spent much of her time in the lab. She pursued graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania with Professor Stephen A. Liebhaber, earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. Before arriving at Scripps Research, she worked at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as assistant director of summer programs, then moved to the City of Hope, where she was associate dean of student development.

Thoughts on Scripps Research: "It's an amazing campus with a stellar reputation. People have been friendly and helpful so far, and I am looking forward to working with everyone."

Extracurriculars: Skiing, travel, spending time with her husband, Girvan Calder.


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Dawn Eastmond joins the Office of Graduate Studies.