Debra runs Arena’s digital program.
Debra has a decade of experience using digital tools to elect Democrats and change policy. She has worked on four election cycles, at the congressional, statewide, and presidential levels. In 2012, she managed a team of organizers on President Obama’s re-election campaign and helped turn Virginia blue for the second time since 1948. After the 2012 election, Debra worked on the Presidential Inaugural Committee and then joined Organizing for Action. There, she built a nationwide distributed organizing team that helped enroll people in the Affordable Care Act, pass Marriage Equality, and hold climate change deniers in Congress accountable. Before joining Arena, Debra managed a team of digital organizers at the Sierra Club working to retire coal plants and build the clean energy economy. Her team played a critical role in securing the retirement of 317 of America’s 500 coal plants, including ~60 under the Trump administration. Debra has had work published in the New York times and has a B.A. from the University of Virginia. In her free time, she can be found biking, learning to cook new things, and cheering for the UWSNT and the Seattle Storm.
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