Deborah holds a master’s in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a BA in English and Political Studies from the University of Johannesburg.
She has over 20 years’ experience in strategic communications and Public Relations, 12 of which have been in education. This includes lecturing PR and Business Communication at a TVET college, a stint in TV production and magazine editorials, 10 years in Public Relations consultancy, and two years’ writing for a literacy and teacher-training NGO.
Deborah joined the Alumni Relations Office at Wits University in 2008 as Alumni Communications Officer. She moved to the University’s communications department in June 2016. Here her focus is research communications and she is part of the team that produces Curios.ty, Wits’ research magazine.
She enjoys reading, art, playing drums and her dogs.