Iris Dauterman

Administrative Assistant

Iris DautermanIris Dauterman works as MLJ Adoptions’ Administrative Assistant. She is thrilled to help facilitate the day-to-day operations at MLJ to ensure that the rest of the staff have everything they need in order to serve our families.

Being raised in a loving permanent family gave Iris the confidence to set high goals for herself and the discipline to follow through on them, always knowing that she had a solid, loving support system to rely on. Iris’ parents have always encouraged her to practice gratitude for what she has, and use her gifts to help others.

Iris moved to Indianapolis in 2015 and loves it here! When she is not at work, she enjoys reading, seeing theatre, and checking out new restaurants near her home. She is also a playwright and screenwriter whose work has been produced in Indiana and throughout the East Coast.

Iris earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Bennington College. She originally came to Indiana to attend graduate school, and prior to working at MLJ Adoptions, she received a Master’s in Fine Arts in Playwriting from Indiana University.