Deb joined UMass Amherst in 1991 and is a licensed psychologist at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH). She earned a B.A. and M.A.T at the University of Iowa and received her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts. She has been teaching and counseling in colleges for 38 years. In her free time she loves writing, reading, going to movies, and spending time with her family and friends.