Dawn Gifford Engle

Activist, filmmaker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The PeaceJam Foundation

Dawn Gifford Engle is an activist, filmmaker and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the The PeaceJam Foundation, a nonprofit organization led by thirteen Nobel Peace Laureates and a global leader in developing young leaders and engaging adults and youth in their local and global communities.

Dawn began her career as an economist, working 12 years for the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. She was the youngest women ever appointed to serve as Chief of Staff to a U.S. Senator. In 1991, after meeting the Dalai Lama, she co-founded Colorado Friends of Tibet, and in 1994, she and husband Ivan Suvanjieff began working together to create the PeaceJam program, which has been recognized internationally for excellence in peace education.

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