Deborah moved to Cornell from Abu Dhabi, where she was a consultant for the Planning and Organizational Effectiveness department of New York University's new campus in the United Arab Emirates. She evaluated business processes, identified strategies for engaging the local community, and laid down new practices and procedures for the international start-up. Deborah has eight years of experience in fields ranging from legal to social service to the performing arts. Immediately prior to relocating to Abu Dhabi, Deborah spearheaded the Development department for a New York City theatre company that developed new work for the stage. In the past few years Deborah has had the opportunity to travel to China, India, and throughout the Middle East. She is stimulated by the abundant challenges and opportunities posed by emerging markets in our dynamic global economy. Deborah is a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow, a BR MicroCapital Fellow, Vice President of Grant Making for Community Impact Club and Vice President of the Out for Business Club.