Meet Our Scholars


Shreveport, LA
Art History modified with Religion
Vanderbilt University

Past: Bachelor’s degree in Art History modified with Religion; master’s degree in School Counseling from Vanderbilt University
Present: College & Career Counselor at Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School (Metro Nashville Public Schools) and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University
Future: Plans to earn a Ph.D. in Counseling Education within the next few years.

Fast Facts

  • 2017-2018 Academy School Counselor of the Year, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • 2015 Roger F. Aubrey Northstar Award, Peabody College
  • You should also know… Deborah’s favorite way to unwind after a long day at work is baking for her coworkers.

"LEDA was incredibly helpful in shaping a more expansive understanding of myself and what I was capable of. The material we engaged with during my summer at LEDA gave me a larger understanding of the different perspectives in the world. I would not have the same confidence about my ability to guide others, especially the students I work with, without LEDA."

Apply to LEDA

Start your LEDA application today!
Apply to LEDA

Support Our Work

Your contribution will help diversify leadership in America.
Give Now