Dawn Ennis (she/her/hers) teaches journalism, advertising, public relations, podcasting and media literacy at the University of Hartford and manages the podcast studio. She is an award-winning journalist for Forbes.com, The Daily Beast, Out Magazine, Senior Executive, CTVoice Magazine, Xtra Magazine and StarTrek.com. She is also the sports editor for the Los Angeles Blade, an on-air correspondent for “CTVoice Out Loud” on WTNH-TV and hosts the “RiseUP With Dawn Ennis” talk show. In 2013, Ennis was the first transgender journalist in the U.S. to come out in network TV news. Her most important job is that of mom to her three children.