Debbie is the President and Director of DRD Associates in Washington, DC, providing strategic and policy support for national environmental, energy and agricultural groups on agricultural mitigation strategies for state and federal global climate change policies. She also is the Policy Director of the International Biochar Initiative, focused on the research, demonstration, and deployment of biochar production and utilization.
Debbie worked for President Bill Clinton at the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the Director of Legislative Affairs and Agricultural Policy for the Climate Change Task Force.
Prior to that, she was a Senior Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator J. Robert Kerrey (D-NE), where she handled environmental, natural resource/agriculture, and energy issues. In previous positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and at several public health oriented institutions, Debbie's work focused on federal agricultural, food safety, and nutrition policy.