A passionate Francophile and life-long learner recognized for her French language skills and experience providing instruction to children and adults of diverse backgrounds, Debra now teaches French in the Languages Programs at UWM-SCE.
For the majority of her career, Debra has worked for multi-national manufacturers providing bi-lingual Help Desk support, project management, training and coaching on a variety of systems, tools and methodologies. Her approachability, enthusiasm, and drive to ensure understanding and engagement of students and global stakeholders alike is reflected in her language instruction.
Debra has an undergraduate degree from UW-Oshkosh in international studies and French, with a minor in European Studies; and earned her M.B.A. with an emphasis in project management from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a certified project management professional, active member of the Project Management Institute – Milwaukee Chapter, a member of Alliance Française – Milwaukee, Board member for Milwaukee’s In Tandem Theatre, a volunteer for the Milwaukee Public Museum and USO Wisconsin, and a Refugee Resettlement Mentor for the International Institute of Wisconsin.