Deborah joined the Hood in June 2017. As assistant to the director, she provides administrative support to the director, assists with donor recognition/outreach, organizes the biannual board of advisors meetings, and manages the Lathrop Fellows – the museum’s donor club. Prior to her work at the Hood, Deborah worked as an intern at the MIT Museum in collections and at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology in vertebrate paleontology. Before moving to the art world, Deborah was assistant director of undergraduate financial assistance at Boston University for many years. She earned her master’s degree in arts administration from Boston University and her bachelor’s degree in English from Texas State University.