Prior to joining the faculty at the University of California, Debra was a postdoctoral research scholar at Stanford University with a dual appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Woods Institute for the Environment.
Debra integrates research methods from engineering, physical science, policy science, and law to inform water sustainability and public policy.
She uses a wide-spectrum of outlets to disseminate her research, including peer-reviewed journals, policy briefs, and interactive-online dashboards.
Debra is co-authoring a textbook for undergraduate students that focuses on the challenges and opportunities surrounding our global water resources by providing a foundation in water science and policy (Hornberger and Perrone, Under Contract).
Debra Perrone is a first-generation college graduate.