Dawn Earnesty

Dawn Earnesty

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Community Nutrition Evaluation Specialist
Saginaw County Extension Office



Dawn Earnesty, PhD, RDN is a senior evaluation specialist at MSU Extension, and her research focuses on early childhood and school nutrition policy, system and environmental (PSE) strategies. Dr. Earnesty has over 14 years of experience designing, leading, evaluating, and managing SNAP-Ed PSE projects from Michigan State University Extension. She is a registered dietitian and completed her bachelors of science from Michigan State University in dietetics, her master’s and combined internship from Eastern Illinois University and her PhD at Michigan State University in human nutrition.