Dawn Urbanek is a long-time student and taxpayer advocate in the Capistrano Unified School District. Ms Urbanek started advocating in 2010 when she was a PTA Executive Board Member, and Legislative Representative for Las Palmas Elementary School.
Urbanek received her BS in Civil Engineering from Tulane University, and went on to get a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law specializing in Contract Law and Business Litigation.
Urbanek is a lifelong entrepreneur founding Urbanek Inc, a worldwide bicycle apparel manufacturing company while in law school and into the mid 1990's. Urbanek then went on to consult with other apparel companies and write articles about design, fit and function for major lifestyle and cycling publications.
After the birth of her first child Urbanek left the cycling industry to stay at home. Shortly thereafter, she started Wild Child Water Play, a learn to swim program offered through the City of Laguna Niguel that teaches children to swim through songs, games and interactive play.
With one child that is a freshman in college and second that is a freshman in high school, Ms. Urbanek remains passionate about the State's obligation to provide equality of educational opportunity to every student.
"Education is a fundamental right that belongs to all, not some of California students."