Dodd oversees statewide programs for health and nutrition, as well as programs for youth. Since 1999, she has been with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, an agency of The Texas A&M University System that provides programs, tools, and resources on a local and statewide level. These include programs that teach improved agriculture and food production, advanced health practices, environmental protection, and economics, as well as youth programs.
After serving as a county extension agent in Calhoun, Navarro and Bell counties, she became a 4-H specialist, leading volunteer efforts for the agency. Later, Dodd led youth healthy lifestyle programs. During that time, the 4-H Food Challenge was created and implemented. The challenge is now a nationally recognized program. Dodd has also served as director of the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program.
She holds a doctorate in agricultural leadership, education, and communications from Texas A&M University.