Dawn Dubriel is an instructional designer at Lynn University and assists faculty, staff, and students with the state-of-the-art iPad powered curriculum. She has found her home at Lynn University, and will remain there until the day she retires. Since she is such a young and funny soul, her 70 will be the new 60! She is also an independent, award-winning filmmaker, published author, and certified iBooks Author Professional, with distinction. She is passionate about the Renaissance of Florence, Italy, as well as the neo~renaissance of technology, which she has combined with her love of humanities to create The Medici Renaissance in Florence. When she is not working with the pedal to the metal, she is adventuring around Florida with her best friend/fiance. She enjoys cinematic storytelling with components of magical realism such as Amelie. The Salt Life encompasses her personal philosophy: “There is nothing that salt water cannot cure (sweat, tears, or the sea).” She can be hired to bring your vision to life, and provide you with the optimal experience with an indie filmmaker’s priceless touch.


  • Best iBook of the Year in Educational History (2016 finalist)
  • Apple Certified Teacher 2016
  • Employee of the Month (July, 2016) at Lynn University
  • Certified iBooks Author Professional with Distinction
  • 1st Place Winner | Toastmaster’s Table Topics Dec. 2013: That Christmas-y Feeling | Office Depot Headquarters
  • 2nd Place Winner | Toastmaster’s Table Topics Nov. 2013: Life Lessons | Office Depot Headquarters
  • 1st Place Winner | Lavazza’s International competition The Italian Experience 2012 (free trip to Italy, whoohoo!)
  • Best Documentary | Palm Beach International Film Festival Voices in Local Film 2012
  • Nominated for New Times Mastermind Award in 2009, and again in 2010
  • 1st Place Winner | Florida Atlantic University’s Student Services video competition 2010
  • 1st Place Winner | City Link Magazine: Best Art, Music, Film, event in South Florida 2009
  • 1st Place Winner | ArtServe’s Red Eye Film Competition 2008