Dovetta implements and manages the University’s Upward Bound and other TRIO-funded programs that provide high school students with academic, cultural, and recreational activities to support preparation for college and career success. She returned to the Office of Special Programs in 2009, after having worked for OSP early in her career. Before rejoining the University, she was director of special initiatives for nonprofit Prevention First. Dovetta was also previously an associate professor at Aurora University, a senior attorney for Montgomery Ward, and owner and operator of a small retail shop. Dovetta earned her bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a juris doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.