Debra is a marketing, branding, and strategic planning consultant. Prior to starting her consulting business, she served as director of marketing, promotion, and branding for The San Francisco Chronicle, and as deputy director of the San Jose Sports Authority, the sports marketing arm of the City of San Jose. Debra grew up in Redwood City, and is a proud alumna of St. Pius Elementary School, Sequoia High School, and Stanford University, where she earned degrees in Communication and Political Science. Private scholarships like The Sequoia Awards made her college experience possible. Debra says she is honored to serve on the board and have the opportunity to help other Redwood City students access higher education.