Director of Organizational Learning and Research
For the past decade, Deborah has explored how innovative uses of data and research can inform program, policy, and practice decision-making in a variety of settings. She was born and raised in Washington, DC, which feels like a world away from the arid southwest. She then studied social work at Temple University in Philadelphia, earning her master's degree in 2009 with a specialization in research. Prior to joining the staff of Future Focused Education, Deborah served as the Director of Data and Research for Mission: Graduate, an Albuquerque-based education partnership. She also serves on the NMOST Leadership Council, the Indicators Progress Commission for the City of Albuquerque, and APS's School Health Advisory Council. When not working, she can usually be found hanging out with her husband and dogs, or on a soccer field somewhere.