Debora’s academic journey encompassed San Diego State University and Screen Academy Scotland, where she was awarded a First Class Honours degree in BA Film. In the early stages of her career, she shared her filmmaking knowledge and skill set with arts, culture, and heritage sectors. She played a significant role in the digital refurbishment of The Burrell Collection (Glasgow Museums) while also promoting socially-oriented art and architecture projects through Create London, a charity renowned for its collaborates with globally-acclaimed artists including Alberta Whittle, Thomas J Price, and Turner Prize-winner Veronica Ryan. During this period, Debora drew on her background in filmmaking to work with international, ambitious film-driven collectives such as Archivio, CinemaAttic and Doyenne Studio, crafting and advocating for inclusive, positive, and community-driven communication and outreach strategies. Her role at the Scottish Documentary Institute beautifully combines her love for films, community-building, and providing platforms for emerging and underrepresented talent, while connecting diverse audiences. Debora is also a freelance writer and director for both fiction and documentary. She was recently awarded a short film commission by Short Circuit (Screen Scotland x BFI) and was shortlisted for the Merky Book Prize (Penguin Random House).