Debbie started teaching in 1991 at environmental education centers around the country where she led students on nature walks on the beach and through forests and wetlands. While living on a sailboat and traveling throughout the Caribbean, she taught Marine Biology and Oceanography. After five years of living abroad, she moved to Florida in 2003 to teach middle and high school science at a private school. Debbie holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with minors in Mathematics and Psychology from Allegheny College, a Master's degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University, a Teaching Certificate in biology from the State of Florida, as well as a US Coast Guard Captain's License and PADI Divemaster Certification. Debbie joined the PTS team in 2010, tutoring math and science. She has scientific peer-reviewed articles to her credit and is currently writing a middle grades book about sailing.