Deborah trained at Carnegie Mellon University with the renowned speech coach Edith Skinner and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study in London. For 30 years, Deborah was head of speech in the American Conservatory Theater’s M.F.A. program and continues to teach as a senior lecturer in UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. She has worked as a speech, text and dialect coach for films, narrations and more than 200 theater productions throughout the Bay Area. Deborah also has extensive experience helping television journalists, attorneys and politicians with clarity, articulation and enhancing vocal possibilities for dynamic, optimum engagement.