Associate Editorial Director
Debra joined UC Santa Barbara's Office of Public Affairs & Communications as associate editorial director in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara, where she completed her doctoral studies in Latin American literature before pursuing a career in writing and publishing. She is the past managing editor of Carpinteria's weekly paper, Coastal View News, and of the journal of Mexican Studies, published by UC Press. Debra is also the editor and co-founder of Lum Art, a contemporary art magazine for California’s Central Coast, and serves on the board of trustees for the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.