Deborah is the Director of Operations for Forest Trends and the Ecosystem Marketplace. Deborah’s role includes management of the grants administration process, and drafting and approving contracts and agreements that define consultant and partner organizational relationships. She supports the organization’s donor outreach and fundraising efforts, and contributes to major grants management activities. Deborah most recently worked for the World Bank in the office of the Italian Executive Director. Prior to working at the Bank she managed stores for The Timberland Company and ran a commercial department for United Colors of Benetton in Washington, D.C. She speaks Portuguese and Italian fluently and Spanish and French proficiently. Deborah holds a BA in History from the University of Sí£o Paulo in Sí£o Paulo, Brazil.