Deborah lost both her maternal grandmother and grandaunt to breast cancer so this cause is very personal to her. When she moved to Lagos in 2009 she was happy to find Run for a Cure and has been a volunteer ever since. By profession, Deborah is a teacher and a writer. She produces entertainment segments and fashion shows for events such as the annual Run For a Cure Africa Run and Big Hat Brunch for RFCA Nigeria. Deborah, a former NPR radio producer, uses her extensive contacts to bolster RFCA media and public relations efforts. She hails from the great state of Connecticut but also calls Mississippi and Washington, DC home.