Bethany Dawson, MPH

Program Manager, Internship and Volunteer Programs
Brighter Bites, Austin

Bethany Dawson was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. She graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a B.S. in Biology in 2012. She went on to serve a year as an AmeriCorps member with City Year San Antonio, where she worked as a full-time math tutor in a low-income middle school. Bethany graduated from the UT Health Science Center School of Public Health in Houston with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology.

Bethany is passionate about childhood obesity prevention through nutrition and physical activity, and she developed an adaptation of the CATCH Middle School curriculum for use in faith-based communities for her Master’s thesis. During her second year at the UTSPH, Bethany found out about Brighter Bites and joined the Houston team as a part-time graduate assistant on the research end. After graduating in May, she moved to Austin but just couldn’t say goodbye to Brighter Bites and is very excited to join the new Austin team full-time! Bethany enjoys running, photography, traveling, and trying to replicate her mom’s cooking.