Deb is the Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation, joining as the first employee back in August, 2005. Prior to that, she spent two decades working as an embedded firmware engineer, technical marketer, and technical sales engineer in the data storage industry, before venturing in the world of open source and operating systems. She's now spending more time learning about operating systems and integrating more of her day-to-day Foundation work running on a FreeBSD system. Besides supporting the FreeBSD Project, she's been working with others to offer FreeBSD workshops around the world. Deb grew up in California and earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and her Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Santa Clara.