Deborah has partnered with more than 40 higher education institutions to facilitate planning and design efforts that support the institution's vision, mission, and goals. She has extensive experience working within the California Community College system, which is the largest system of higher education in the United States. Deborah brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the development of integrated master plans, capital outlay plans, implementation plans, and programming for a variety of building types. Working hand-in-hand with higher education leaders, she helps coordinate campus-wide decisions regarding site and facilities development that are based on solid planning principles. Deborah is a recognized thought leader, a frequent speaker at state and national conferences, and a facilitator for the SCUP Planning Institute. She holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University.