Deborah graduated in 1987 with a B.A. in Psychology. She is 1 of 3 family members to graduate from UC Davis. She is a CAAA life member. During her years at UC Davis she loved working in the campus police serving as a Cal Aggie Host. She later had an undergraduate internship with the University Extension. Deborah also serves as a board member for the African and African-American Alumni Association. She earned her M.P.A. and currently works for John Muir Health System. She and her husband, Ron (yes the former football player) currently reside in Fairfield.