Debbie is a Facilitator/Mediator with WEST in Albuquerque, New Mexico, currently serving as the Program Assistant for the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program. She has 10 years experience in the stakeholder and public engagement field, focusing on facilitation of highly technical and complex policy issues. She is adept at translating scientific and academic language of varying disciplines, and facilitating the conversation amongst scientists, decision-makers, managers, and the public. Her work has been in many different issue areas, including safe drinking water, watershed planning and management, food safety, natural resource policy, and toxicology. She holds a Master in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.