Dolores has been a lifetime advocate for women, helped found the Iowa Women’s Foundation, and served as its first President from 1994–2000. She’s been a member of the advisory council since 2005.

Her expertise has been shaped by extensive research on topics like unequal opportunities for women in education, reproductive rights, and more. She has written and secured numerous STEM grants for girls and advocated on university, local and state committees. Dolores’ hard work and dedication earned her the Isabel Turner Award from the Human Rights Commission.

Dolores grew up and identifies as a New Yorker. She came to Iowa to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and stayed for almost 30 years working as a Program Associate at the College of Medicine before retiring and relocating to Minnesota to be closer to family.

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