Debra grew up on a farm in Minnesota, spending seasons working the fields.
Debra is a graduate of Macalester College, and George Washington University where she earned a masters degree in Science, Technology, and Policy. She previously served as the co-op lead for the Department of Energy-funded SUNDA initiative at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), founded and ran the tech skill and workforce development charity for individuals with low-incomes, Computer C.O.R.E., and specialized in IT service and analysis for Grinnell College, the US Navy and Marine Corps.
Debra is proud to work with Trajectory given its commitment to engaging communities in the development process, and spends her time with her husband and two daughters. They love to read and travel–particularly when the travel includes hanging out with family in Michigan, Alaska and Denmark.