Dawn Stern is a New York City-based AEA/SAG-AFTRA actor, member of the off-Broadway theatre collective The Coop, and COO of the non-profit DE-CRUIT. Her father was a Korean and Vietnam veteran and she was born on a military base outside of Tokyo, Japan. She obtained her B.S. in Theatre Performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIU-E) and earned her AFTRA, AEA, and SAG union cards in St. Louis and Chicago. Dawn moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she built a seventeen-year television career, which includes six pilots, three series regular gigs and over twenty-five guest star appearances. Her highlights include: series regular on Viper, 413 Hope Street, Starhunter and Nobody; a recurring role on the Young and the Restless; and notable guest star appearances including Star Trek: Enterprise, Ally McBeal, Profiler, Beverly Hills 90210, and True Blood. Dawn fell in love with Shakespeare at age 12 and has professionally played Kate, Lady Macbeth, Olivia, Paulina, Goneril, Elizabeth and Margaret. She currently is co-chair of the Inclusion Diversity Equity Accessibility (IDEA) committee for the Shakespeare Theater Association (STA).