A long-time member of the faculty at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and Co-founder of the FEED Collaborative, Debra also works as a highly regarded advisor to business start-ups and social ventures around the world.
Previously, Debra worked as a business executive at Hewlett Packard. Her 22 year career at HP spanned diverse roles including Sr. VP Corporate Affairs & Global Citizenship, VP Strategy & Corporate Operations, Division General Manager, Marketing Manager & Manufacturing Manager of Video Communications Division, Human Resource Manager of Stanford Park Division.
Debra holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative economics from Brown University in Providence, R.I. and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
She serves on the Boards of the Skoll Foundation, B Lab and the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the advisory boards of IDEO.org and Yoxi.