Debra came to the agency as an intern in the Education Department in 2016, during her senior year in the Social Work program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. After completion of that program, she was hired as the program assistant and has worked her way up to the care coordinator role. Debra is certified to work with all waiver types, but is especially passionate about working with elder populations. She is a member of the Sigma Alpha Pi national honor society, involved with the NASW, and was recognized in 2015 with the Martin Luther King, Jr. student appreciation citation as a student who has made positive contributions to the institution of higher education at UAA. In her free time, she likes to spend time outdoors with activities such as gardening, bird watching, and camping.