Deborah Peterson (MA, Portland State University; EdD, Lewis and Clark College) is an associate professor at Portland State University. In her previous career as a school leader, she was known for increasing equity, community engagement, and student voice while dramatically improving student outcomes. Her teaching and research focus on preparing current and future school leaders to serve as anti-racist, culturally responsive leaders for equity. Her work has been published in numerous journals. The recipient of numerous grants for her work on equity, her current research includes examining the experiences of women leaders and leaders of color in numerous professions.