During her time at the Josef Korbel School, she has participated in two UNICEF internships. The first took place at UNICEF Philippines, where she assessed community-based child protection networks in areas of armed conflict in order to create a report which would be used for addressing grave child rights violations. She then interned with the Child Protection Working Group at UNICEF Geneva, where she investigated level 3 emergency response by child protection agencies. She hopes to ultimately become a child protection specialist on a rapid response team.
Deborah completed her undergraduate studies at Beloit College with a BA in anthropology and music.