Dawn Luedtke graduated in 1996 from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in English and minoring in Theatre Arts. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with a certification in health law in 2000. During law school Ms. Luedtke served on the Maryland Law Review, Moot Court Board, and as a member of the Mock Trial team. After serving as law clerk to the Hon. Lynne A. Battaglia on the Maryland Court of Appeals and years of private litigation practice, Ms. Luedtke turned to public service. As an Assistant Attorney General for Maryland, she counsels the Maryland Center for School Safety, Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center, Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group, and works on community and law enforcement education initiatives related to hate bias and hate crimes, and serves on the Youth & Families Subcommittee of the Lt. Governor’s Commission on Mental & Behavioral Health.